Definition of Tree 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 Tree Swift
Literary usage of Tree swift
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Birds of Jamaica: Being a History of the Bird, Its Structure, and Habits by Philip Henry Gosse, Alfred Edmund Brehm, Richard Hill (1874)
"... plants in clefts of trees, forming a shallow mould, the sides and bottom of which are also plastered in a similar manner. The tree swift (Dendro- ..."
2. Journal of the Bombay Natural History Society by Bombay Natural History Society (1889)
"The Indian Crested or tree swift is not uncommon at Ratnagiri, and occurs rarely all along the \Vestern ghats. It has been recorded from Mhow and from the ..."