The House Martin can be identified by its obscure steel blue colouring on its back and head with a white undercarriage. They are small birds and both male and female sexes look very much alike.


House Martins love the open country with a water source. However, they can also be seen nesting in cities and urban built-up areas.


They live off a diet of different insects.

Predators & Threats

The only predator which is known to House Martins is the Eurasian hobby Falcon but another threat that can have detrimental effects to the birds health is parasites thriving on their bodies.


  • They create nests from mud.
  • The clue is in the name as to common places they can be found, which is under roofs of houses.


Common Name(s)Scientific Name
House Martin, Norther House MartinDelichon urbicum
13cm in length
2 years

Best Time to Look


Where to find House Martin