Siberian House Martin

This species is defined as a rarity. Please submit your records of this species via our record submission page.

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

Range:
Breeding Range: East Asia Nonbreeding Range: Southeast Asia

Taxonomy:
Monotypic.

Size: 13-14 cm

Identification:
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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References:
BirdLife International. (2016). Delichon lagopodum. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016. https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-3.RLTS.T103811905A104156685.en. Accessed on 19 December 2021