Species Details

@Samiul Mohsanin (Department of Zoology,Jahangirnagar University,Dhaka);

Asian Palm‑Swift Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Cypsiurus balasiensis
Family : Apodidae
Order : Apodiformes
Class : Aves
Phylum : Chordata
Other Name : Palm Swift
Habitat : Villages
Description : The Asian Palm Swift is a small slim sooty-brown bird with scythe-shaped wings and a long, forked tail (adult bird length approximately 13 cm, wing 11.7 cm, bill 0.7 cm, tarsus 0.8 cm, tail: central 3 cm, outer 6.5 cm). It has fine dark brown, slim, swept-back pointed wings. It feeds on winged ants and other hymenoptera insects, beetles and bugs in the air.
Distribution in Bangladesh
description written by:Fatema-Tuz-Zohora,Department of Zoology, Jagannath University,Dhaka;information source: Encyclopedia of Flora and Fauna of Bangladesh, Vol-26, iucnredlist.org;Photo credit and copyright:Samiul Mohsanin (Department of Zoology,Jahangirnagar University,Dhaka);taxonomic checklist:P. M. Thompson and S. U. Chowdhury (2020). A checklist of birds of Bangladesh.Birds Bangladesh;bird song owner:Sreekumar Chirukandoth(www.xeno-canto.org/Sreekumar Chirukandoth), bird sound copyright reserved according to www.xeno-canto.org rules; more information, please contact us.