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Family Polioptilidae: A family of passerine birds commonly known as "Gnatcatchers". All gnatcatchers are native to the New World, being found in both North and South America. Gnatcatchers are close relatives of the wrens and some species are known as "Gnatwrens".

Image: Erikwlyon

 

Crested Treeswift (Hemiprocne coronata)

…is a species of treeswift found throughout Southeast Asia and parts of Australasia. Unlike true swifts these treeswifts nest in and perch on trees. However like swifts, the crested treeswift feeds almost exclusively on the wing catching insects in mid-flight. The distinct crest which gives the species its name is not dimorphic and is found on both males and females.

Phylogeny

Animalia-Chordata-Aves-Apodiformes-Hemiprocnidae-Hemiprocne-coronata

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    The way it stand is just cute!