08 June, 2010

Incubating Whiskered Treeswift: Day 24

8thJune 2010, 5.30pm, Kemensah, Selangor.

Still no chick.

Changing of the Guards: I saw the male  circling and ‘buzzing’ the nest a few times  indicating that the  changeover was imminent. This time I was ready!

The female was initially on duty.




The male flew in next to the female


The female flew off.  The change was over in 3 seconds.

_DSC0070 The nest now looks like a ball socket holding the egg, preventing it from moving and  rolling  off the nest.


More maintenance work by the male.




  1. What a lovely shot Madi, keep posting. I couldn't make it last Saturday and now I'm back in Kenyir until end of June. Hope this pair is still around....

  2. Great catch, Madi! They are a beautiful pair. I hope the egg isn't a "dud".


  3. Wow!.. Day 24 still not hatch.
    Lovely pair picture.
    There are very little info about the duration of incubation period of this species. You are a pioneer in documenting this.

  4. I really hope that the egg is not a dud too. I read in another website that the incubation period could be betw 21-26 days so there's still hope.