Species Details

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Nepal House Martin Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Delichon nipalensis
Family : Hirundinidae
Order : Passeriformes
Class : Aves
Phylum : Chordata
Habitat : River valleys, mountain ridges with cliffs and forests.
Description : Nepal house martin is a small bird with bluish black back,white rump and a dusky white underpart.Chin,wings and small square tail are blackish.They have black bill and brown claws. Between March and July, the Nepal house martin breeds and typically raises two broods, although the timing can vary depending on the location. Its preferred nesting site is a vertical cliff with an overhang, where it builds a deep mud bowl lined with grasses or feathers.
The Nepal house martin primarily feeds on flying insects, which it catches in flight while hunting above treetops or along ridges.
Distribution in Bangladesh
description written by: Shahtaj Islam Sakaal,Department of Zoology, University of Dhaka;information source: Encyclopedia of Flora and Fauna of Bangladesh, Vol-26, iucnredlist.org;taxonomic checklist:P. M. Thompson and S. U. Chowdhury (2020). A checklist of birds of Bangladesh.Birds Bangladesh;photo credit: Yu Ching Tam(www.inaturalist.org/people/Yu Ching Tam),photo shared from iNaturalist, photo copyright reserved according to iNaturalist rules;more information, please contact us.