Treeswifts (Hemiprocnidae)

Whiskered Treeswift (Hemiprocne comata) - HBW 5, p. 465

French: Hémiprocné coiffé German: Ohrenbaumsegler Spanish: Vencejo Arborícola Chico
Other common names: Lesser Treeswift

Taxonomy: Cypselus comatus Temminck, 1824, Sumatra.
Additional races proposed for some of islands off W Sumatra (stresemanni) and for some of Philippines (nakamurai), but both now considered invalid. Two subspecies currently recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • comata (Temminck, 1824) - S Myanmar (S Tenasserim) and peninsular Thailand S to Sumatra (including W Sumatran islands) and Borneo and intervening islands.
  • major (Hartert, 1895) - Philippines, including Sulu Archipelago, but excluding Palawan.