Definition of Crested swift
1. Noun. Birds of southeast Asia and East Indies differing from true swifts in having upright crests and nesting in trees.
Generic synonyms: Apodiform Bird
Group relationships: Family Hemiprocnidae, Hemiprocnidae
Lexicographical Neighbors of Crested Swift
Literary usage of Crested swift
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Birds by Eugene William Oates, William Thomas Blanford (1895)
"The crested swift is commonly seen in small parties about groves of trees and pieces of ... The Malayan crested swift. 11 ii-undo longipennis, Rafinesque.j ..."
2. The Birds of India: Being a Natural History of All the Birds Known to by Thomas Claverhill Jerdon (1862)
"... the centre ones only If. Weight 1 oz. 6 dwt. The outer tail-feathers reach 1£ inch beyond the tips of the wings. This very elegant crested swift is ..."
3. Natural History of the Konkan by J. H. Lloyd (1876)
"The crested swift. ... except the crested swift, which keeps to the neighbourhood of the Ghats, where its loud call may constantly be heard. ..."
4. The Ibis by British Ornithologists' Union (1893)
"This crested swift is only found in the low count r\. I have not met with it on the mountain. It is very fond of sitting on the boughs of dead trees. I.". ..."