French: Martinet malais German: Malaiensegler Spanish: Vencejo oriental
central region of Nepal
Subspecies and Distribution
A. n. nipalensis
(Hodgson, 1837) – Nepal E to SE China (Fujian) and S through Assam and SE Asia; also Japan.
A. n. subfurcatus
(Blyth, 1849) – Malay Peninsula, Anambas Is, Riau Archipelago, Sumatra, Belitung, N Natunas, Borneo and Philippines (Camiguin Norte, Luzon, Mindoro, Negros, Sanga-Sanga).
A. n. furcatus
Brooke, 1971 – Java and Bali.
A. n. kuntzi
Deignan, 1958 – Taiwan.
14–15 cm; 20–35 g. Very similar in size and structure to A. affinis, but tail averages longer and has slight, though usually discernible, fork; blacker... read more
Quite vocal. Basically identical to A. affinis. Commonest call is a pleasant twittering... read more
In Asia familiar in towns and cities, though scarcer elsewhere. Forages over a wide variety of... read more
Food and feeding
Faecal analysis revealed diet consisting of 78% Hymenoptera (19·8% Apocrita, 57·1% Formicoidea, 0·5% Meliponidae... read more
In Myanmar, breeds any time between Feb and early Oct, with most nest-site selection in late Mar, nest-building in Apr, laying in May,... read more
Some N populations undertake poorly studied winter movements, with records during this season in... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Abundant over most of range, though level of abundance appears to vary considerably. Common on Sumatra but rather locally distributed... read more
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