Asian Palm Swift

Scientific Name: Cypsiurus balasiensis
Common Name: Asian Palm Swift

Identifying Features: Small sized, greyish brown in colour, wings are long and thin, forked tail, above portion is dark while comparatively paler below.

Fun Facts:

  • The down and feather nest is glued to the underside of a palm leaf with saliva, which is also used to secure the usually two or three eggs.
  • These swifts spend most of their lives in the air, living on the insects they catch in their beaks.


This image was clicked by Sheau Torng Lim – via Flickr.

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