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(Redirected from Brown-throated Martin)
Alternative name: Brown-throated Martin
Small hirundine with character and behaviour of Sand Martin, but rather more compact form. Both upperparts and underparts duller than Sand Martin, contrasting less and no chest-band. Sexes similar, no seasonal variation. The color of the underpart vary geographically, varying from white to brownish.
Large range in tropical Africa.
Seven subspecies accepted:
Grey-throated Martin was formerly included in this species.
Breeds in winter (November-December). Nest in excavated tunnel in river or gorge bank. 2-6 white eggs. Male and female incubate both during 12 days. In Morocco extended range espcially when water is abudant.
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