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
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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Conservation Status: IUCN Red List Page
Sound Recordings: xeno-canto Link
Wikipedia Entry: Wikipedia Link
eBird Species page: eBird (Common House-Martin)
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 1 January 2023
Singapore Birds Project. (n.d.). Siberian House Martin. Retrieved on June 3, 2023 from https://singaporebirds.com/species/siberian-house-martin.