tree swift

or tree-swift


noun

any of several birds of the family Hemiprocnidae, of southeast Asia and the East Indies, related to the true swifts but differing in having erectile crests and the habit of perching in trees.

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Discover The Influence Of Portuguese On English Via This Quiz!
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Which of the following bird names traces its immediate origin to Portuguese?
Also called crested swift.
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