Scientific Name: Delichon dasypus
Malay Name: Layang-layang Gunung Asia
Chinese Name: 烟腹毛脚燕
Range: Breeding Range: (EU) s, e Nonbreeding Range: OR
Taxonomy: Polytypic. Subspecies are: cashmeriense, nigrimentale, dasypus.
Local Subspecies: dasypus
Size: 12-13 cm
Identification: Adult resembles Barn Swallow but has all darkish-blue head and upperparts with broad greyish-white rump and underparts, darkish underwing-coverts and shallow forked tail.
Habitat: Forest and open areas.
Local Status: Uncommon migrant
Conservation Status: Least Concern (BirdLife International 2016)
Location: Grassfields like Marina East Drive and Neo Tiew, as well as at Jelutong Tower and Henderson Waves observed on migration.
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Asian House Martin Delichon dasypus Estimated average number of individuals by week based on eBird data, Jul 2013 to Jun 2023
BirdLife International. (2016). Delichon dasypus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016. https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-3.RLTS.T22712491A94335116.en. Accessed on 1 January 2023
Jeyarajasingam, A., & Pearson, A. (2012). A Field Guide to the Birds of Peninsular Malaysia and Singapore. Oxford University Press.
Robson, C. (2014). Field guide to the birds of South-East Asia (Second Edition). Bloomsbury Publishing, London.
Bird Society of Singapore. (n.d.). Asian House Martin. Retrieved on October 1, 2023 from https://singaporebirds.com/species/asian-house-martin.