Siberian House Martin

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: Asian House Martin, Barn Swallow

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)

Location: A single individual seen on 3 Jan 2021 at Neo Tiew Harvest Lane.


External Links:
Conservation Status: IUCN Red List Page
Photos: Oriental Bird Images
Sound Recordings: xeno-canto Link
Wikipedia Entry: Wikipedia Link

BirdLife International. (2016). Delichon lagopodum. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016. Downloaded on 2 September 2021