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  Hirundo rustica
  Family Name : Hirundinidae

  Taxonomic Group : Vertebrates (Bird)

  Common Names : Barn Swallow, Burung Layang Layang Pekan

Barn Swallow,Burung Layang Layang Pekan
  • Description
    • Size :
      15 cm
      Description :
      Upperparts black; throat rufous; black band across chest contrasts with white belly; tail forked with elongated outer tail feathers. Immature: duller and lacks elongated outer tail feathers.
  • Ecology, Habitat & Location
    • Habitats :
      Parks & Gardens, Terrestrial, Urban
      Distribution :
      Breeds in temperate zone Eurasia, China, Korea, Japan; For South-east Asia, in North Thailand. Very common winter visitor and passage migrant. The swallow is widespread throughout Singapore during the winter months and can be found in parks and even public housing estates where some residents consider them a nuisance when they congregate in numbers. Can be seen in flight searching for insects in the morning and at dusk along the Sungei Buloh Besar as well as other parts of the wetland. From Aug to Apr. Peak numbers in Oct.
      Nature Reserves :
      Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve
      Parks & Gardens :
      Ang Mo Kio Town Garden East, Ang Mo Kio Town Garden West, Bedok Town Park, Fort Canning Park, Singapore Botanic Gardens, West Coast Park
  • References
    • Gan, J., Tan, M. & Li, D. 2009. Migratory birds of Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve. Singapore: National Parks Board. 82pp 
      Strange, S. & Jeyarajasingam, A. 1993. Birds: A photographic guide to the birds of Peninsular Malaysia and Singapore. Singapore: Sun Tree Publishing (S'pore) Pte Ltd. 258pp 

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