Nepal Martin

This martin has blue-black upperparts with a contrasting white rump, and white underparts. It resembles its close relatives, the Asian House Martin and Common House Martin, but unlike those species it has a black throat and black undertail. It feeds in flocks with other swallows, catching flies and other insects in flight. It is subject to predation and parasites, but its status within its limited range appears secure.

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The Nepal Martin is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

Nepal Martin Delichon nipalensis = Described by: Moore, F. (1854) Alternate common name(s): Nepal House Martin, Nepal House-Martin Old scientific name(s): None known by website authors Photographs No photographs are available for this species Range Himalayas and mountians of se. Asia; Three populations; (1) Himalayas and ne. India (Assam). (2) Ne. and w. Burma and n. Vietnam (nw. Tonkin). More

Order : Passeriformes
Family : Hirundinidae
Genus : Delichon
Species : nipalense
Authority : Horsfield & Moore, 1854