Swallows and Martins (Hirundinidae)

Nepal House Martin (Delichon nipalense) - HBW 9, p. 675

French: Hirondelle du Népal German: Nepalschwalbe Spanish: Avión Nepalí
Other common names: Nepal Martin

Taxonomy: Delichon nipalensis F. Moore, 1854, Nepal.
Plumage variation somewhat clinal, amount of black on throat increasing from W to E. Two subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • nipalense F. Moore, 1854 - Himalayas from Nepal and SE Tibet E to W Myanmar.
  • cuttingi Mayr, 1941 - NE Myanmar, S China (extreme SW Yunnan), NE Thailand, N Laos and NW Vietnam (W Tonkin).

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