Species Details

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Asian House Martin Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Delichon dasypus
Family : Hirundinidae
Order : Passeriformes
Class : Aves
Phylum : Chordata
Habitat : Mountain cliffs, grassy hill slopes, along waterways, and cultivated lands in mountain villages.
Description : The Asian house martin is a small bird, measuring around 13 centimeters in length, with a distinctive blue-black upper body and white underparts. It is known for its acrobatic flight, darting and swooping through the air to catch insects.
This species of bird is commonly found near human settlements, building their nests on the walls of buildings and other structures. The nest is made from mud and shaped like a half-saucer, with a small entrance at the top. They breed in colonies and typically lay 2-4 eggs per clutch.
They have a high-pitched twittering call, which is often heard when they are in flight or near their nests.
While the Asian house martin is primarily insectivorous, feeding on a variety of flying insects such as flies, moths, and beetles, they have also been observed feeding on spiders and other small invertebrates.
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;Photo credit and copyright:Syed Abbas (Birdwing,Bangladesh);taxonomic checklist:P. M. Thompson and S. U. Chowdhury (2020). A checklist of birds of Bangladesh.Birds Bangladesh;bird song owner:Frank Lambert(www.xeno-canto.org/Frank Lambert), bird sound copyright reserved according to www.xeno-canto.org rules; more information, please contact us.