Scientific Name: Delichon dasypus
Malay Name: Layang-layang Gunung Asia
Chinese Name: 烟腹毛脚燕
Breeding Range: (EU) s, e
Nonbreeding Range: OR
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.
Similar looking species: Barn Swallow
Habitat: Forest and open areas.
Local Status: Rare migrant
Conservation Status: Near Threatened (IUCN 3.1)
Location: Recent sightings were at Jelutong Tower in October 2014 & 2017, and Kranji Marsh in April 2017.
Craig Robson (2011) A Field Guide to the Birds of South-East Asia
Allen Jeyarajasingam & Alan Pearson (2012) A Field Guide to the Birds of Peninsular Malaysia and Singapore