19 Feb 2011

Asian House Martin (Delichon dasypus)

An "Uncommon passage migrant with a few winter records"  (Avifauna of  Hong Kong).

These may be early passage migrants.

Asian House Martin

Northern House Martin (D. urbicum) also occurs here.

But the smallish white rump, dark wing lining, sullied flanks and dark chin - shown above - are all characteristic of  Asian House Martin.  


  1. Nice BIFs............

    These (Asian) House Martins nest near my apartment, won't be here for another 7 or 8 weeks though......

  2. Catching these birds in flight always gives me a headache. You did a great job here!