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House Martin Delichon urbica

Described by: Linnaeus (1758)
Alternate common name(s): Common House Martin, Northern House-Martin, Common House-Martin, European House-Martin, Western House-Martin
Old scientific name(s): Delichon urbicum


England - Date unknown © Andy Bright  England - Date unknown © Andy Bright  England - Date unknown © Andy Bright  Puimorens, Jura, Franche-Comte, France - Aug, 1993 © Pascal Dubois  Abbaye de Saint-Maur-Le Thoureil, Maine-et-Loire, Pays de La Loire, France - Jul 21, 2002 © Alain Fossť 
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W. Europe to ne. Asia;
(1) Europe from British Isles, Shetland Is., n. Scandinavia e. across n. Russia and n. Siberia.
Small colonies sometime breed in Botswana that apparently consist of European birds that do not return n.
(2) Mediterranean Basin, nw. Africa (Morocco, Algeria, and n. Libya) to Turkey, Middle East, n. Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan, Turkestan, and e. Kazakhstan. Nw. India in the Himalayas between 3000 and 4000m in n. Kashmir and Ladakh to w. China (w. and n. Sinkiang).
(3) E. Asia in Mongolia, Manchuria in Heilungkiang, w. Anadyrland, Sea of Okhotsk, and Sakhalin Is.
Winters in tropical s. Africa and se. Asia (s. China, Burma and Thailand).


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Location unknown - Date unknown Source: ETI BioInformatics


Clements, James F. Birds of the World: A Checklist. Vista, CA: Ibis Publishing Company, 2000.


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