1617. Hemiprocne longipennis harterti

(1617) Hemiprocne longipennis harterti Stresemann.
THE MALAYAN CRESTED SWIFT.
Hemiprocne longipennis harterti, Fauna B. I., Birds, 2nd ed. vol. iv, p. 356.
This race of the Javan Crested Swift ranges from South Tenasserim and South-West Siam, through the Malay States to Sumatra and Borneo.
Mr. J. Houwing has taken fine series of the eggs of the typical form in Java, the nidification of which is exactly like that of the Indian bird but the eggs are much more blue-grey. I have seen only one nest and egg of the Malayan race. The nest is quite typical, made of tiny flakes of bark and saliva, attached to a small branch of a tree 25 feet from the ground. It measures 1.5/8 by 1 inch diameter by under 1/2 inch deep. It was taken by Major Moulton near Sarawak on the 25th February.
The egg is grey, like that of the Indian bird, the same also in shape and texture, and it measures 23.2 x 17.2 mm.

BookTitle: 
The Nidification Of Birds Of The Indian Empire
Reference: 
Baker, Edward Charles Stuart. The nidification of birds of the Indian Empire. Vol. 3. 1934.
Title in Book: 
1617. Hemiprocne longipennis harterti
Spp Author: 
Stresemann.
Book Author: 
Edward Charles Stuart Baker
CatNo: 
1617
Year: 
1934
Page No: 
476
Common name: 
Malayan Crested Swift
M_ID: 
7417
M_SN: 
Hemiprocne longipennis harterti
Volume: 
Vol. 3
id: 
14774

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