20 May, 2010

Incubating: Whiskered Treeswift

16th May 2010, Kemensah, Selangor.


Haha……, I know what you must be thinking. It’s  Madi and his Kelantanese  humour  again, he’s pulling our legs!  What nest, what egg?

Patience  and all will be revealed. OK , from a different angle. A single white egg on a tiny nest superglued to the  branch of a Rambutan tree  right in the middle of a vehicle trail hardly 12 feet from the ground. I don’t know how many days she’d been incubating the egg but I will be following the progress over the next few weeks.




On my way out of Kemensah I noticed that the male ( with rufous ear covert)  had taken  the position over the egg.



19th May 2010 Wednesday: Went  into Kemensah  after work to  check the nest at about 5.45pm. Phew, it’s still there. The male  was on duty. No sign  that the egg had hatched.



Next checkup will be on Saturday


A female Whiskered Treeswift sitting on her nest while brooding her egg.


  1. Unbelievable small nest.
    Thanks for showing this.

  2. The photos show what words could not adequately describe.

  3. The nest is amazingly small. Great catch!

  4. Great discovery, Madi ! Hard to believe that the nest is so tiny....

  5. Fantastic capture!