038/365 Asian Palm Swift Cypsiurus balasiensis


Number 038 is of an Asian Palm Swift.  Distributed over most of Borneo, I found these whizzing around the hotel grounds catching insects.  They are called Palm swifts due to their nesting behaviour.  They will build their nest on the inside of a closed palm leaf, keeping them sheltered from the rain. 

Asian Palm Swift, Cypsiurus balasiensis, Sabah, Borneo, Malaysia, April, 2010.
Canon 1d Mk4 with Canon 70-200mm f/2.8  L IS lens.