Hemiprocne comata or known as Whiskered treeswift is species of bird in the Hemiprocnidae family. This bird has a small size body measuring about 15 cm in length and a glossy blue-black headwith chestnut ear coverts (Strange & Jeyarajasingam, 1993). The upperparts and underparts of the male are generally yellowish- brown. The female look similar with the male but lacks chestnut ear coverts. Whiskered treeswift can easily be distinguished by its small size and white facial stripes on its head. This swift is common in Peninsular Malaysia and throughout much of South- East Asia. It can be seen in lowland rainforest up montane forest up to 1, 100 m above sea level (Jeyarajasingam & Pearson, 2012). [Source: MyBis]
I've made a trip to Sg. Sedim Resort (near Kulim in Kedah) end January 2022 and this time around, I've managed to improve my shots of the whiskered treeswift, mostly eye-level shots.
Name: Whiskered treeswift (male)
Scientific: Hemiprocne comata
Malay: Layang-layang Jambul Kecil / Lelayang Pokok Kecil
IUCN Red List (v3.1, 2016): Least Concern
Gear: SONY α1 + SEL200600G + SEL14TC
Location: Sg. Sedim, Kedah
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