Siberian House Martin

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Scientific Name: Delichon lagopodum
Malay Name: Layang-layang Gunung Timur
Chinese Name: 白腹毛脚燕

Breeding Range: East Asia Nonbreeding Range: Southeast Asia


Size: 13-14 cm

Can be distinguished from Asian House Martin by its extensive white rump (with white uppertail coverts) that extends onto the lower back, a deeper tail fork, and dusky underwing coverts.

Similar looking species: Barn Swallow, Asian House Martin

Habitat: Open areas

Behaviour/Ecology: Insectivorous, forages with other aerial insectivores, has a slow flight.

Local Status: Vagrant

Conservation Status: Least Concern (BirdLife International 2016)

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BirdLife International. (2016). Delichon lagopodum. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016. Accessed on 1 January 2023