Siberian House Martin

This species is defined as a Review Species . 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)

Past records in our database:

Showing only accepted records. Note that records currently under review are also not displayed, and the list may not be a full list of records of this species in Singapore. For more details, check the database here.

Migrant bar chart (see more bar charts):

Siberian House Martin Delichon lagopodum
Average number of individuals by week based on Singapore Bird Database data, Jul 2013 to Jun 2023 (all records)
Peak weeks Jan 01-Jan 07, Dec 24-Dec 30
Early date 28 Dec 2021
Late date 03 Jan 2021
Only two past records: in Jan and Dec 2021. It's unclear whether any of the house martins seen during the raptor migration period (Oct-Nov) are this species.


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

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