Little Grey-rumped Tree Swift had a poop

on 4th April 2023

Grey-rumped Treeswift family at open car park next to Queenstown Primary  School at 7.30am. Singapore.


The Grey-rumped Tree Swift (Hemiprocne longipennis) chick sat comfortably in its bowl nest, strained its behind and out dropped a white sac (at the beginning of video). It then loosened up after relieving itself.  Meanwhile mama looked restlessly around and summoned papa.  Papa returned promptly and took over sentry duty. Chick opened its mouth wide and papa fed it with regurgitated food.

Read the following posts to get a more complete picture of their nesting and brooding behaviour.


Texts by Teo Lee Wei


This post is a cooperative effort between Birds, Insects N Creatures Of Asia and BESG to bring the study of birds and their behaviour through photography and videography to a wider audience.

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