Delichon urbica   (Linnaeus,  1758) (Bird)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Aves

Image copyrights: Libor Sejna

Size: 15 cm

Small black-and white swallow with short forked tail. Glossy blue black above with white rump and pure white below. Sexes alike.

Nesting: season- June and July. Nest- a deep earthern cup under a ledge or overhang on a high cliff-face. Eggs- 3 or 4, pure white.

Synonym (s)

Common Name (s)
• Northern House-Martin (English)
Economic Importance and Threats

Trophic Level:  Consumer
IUCN Status:  Least Concern


• Lakshadweep INDIA (Record: 01/1987-04/1987)

Literature Source(s)
  • (2003) IUCN Red list of threatened species Available at -
  • Mohan, RSL (1989) Some observations on the marine mammals and marine birds Marine living resources of the union territory of Lakshadweep: An indicative survey with suggestions for development Bulletin of Central Marine Research Institute CMFRI 43 195-199 Available at -
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -
  • NaturePhoto-CZ Available at -
  • Ali, S (1977) The book of Indian birds Bombay Natural History Society 175 pp Available at - NIO, Goa

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