399. Chelidon dasypus

399. BLACK-CHINNED MARTIN.
CHELIDON DASYPUS.
Chelidon dasypus, Bp. Consp, i. p. 343 (1850) ; Sharpe, Cat. B. Br. Mus. x. p. 91 ; Seebohm, B. Jap. Emp. p. 144 ; C. blakestoni, Swinhoe, P.Z.S. 1862, p. 320 ; id. Ibis, 1874, p. 152, pl. vii. fig. 1.
Iwamaki-tsubame, Jap.
Male ad. (Japan). Differs from C. urbica in having the black carried down much lower below the eye, and in having the chin black, the under parts greyish white, and the tail nearly square. Culmen 0.32, wing 4.2, tail 1.9, tarsus 0.45 inch ; outer rectrices barely 0.2 longer than the middle ones.
Hab. Japan ; wintering in Borneo.
In habits it agrees closely with its allies, and like them builds a nest of mud, which it places under the eaves of a roof or on ledges of cliffs, and deposits 4 to 5 pure white eggs which are undistinguishable from those of C. urbica.

BookTitle: 
A Manual Of Palaearctic Birds
Reference: 
Dresser, Henry Eeles. A Manual of Palaearctic Birds. Vol. 1. 1902.
Title in Book: 
399. Chelidon dasypus
Book Author: 
H. E. Dresser
CatNo: 
399
Year: 
1902
Page No: 
271
Common name: 
Black Chinned Martin
M_ID: 
22565
M_CN: 
Asian House Martin
M_SN: 
Delichon dasypus
Volume: 
Vol. 1
Term name: 
id: 
10037

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