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Caribbean Martin

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[[Image:Caribbean_Martin.jpg|thumb|550px|right|Photo by obasanmi.<br/ >Photo taken: Arnos Vale, [[Tobago]].]] [[Image:Caribbean_Martin.jpg|thumb|550px|right|Photo by obasanmi.<br/ >Photo taken: Arnos Vale, [[Tobago]].]]
-==Description== +==Identification==
-A large swallow of about 20 cm (8 inches) with upperparts, head and throat blue-black, sharply demarcated from white lower breast and belly. Flight-feathers and tail tend to be more black then the rest of the upperparts. Female tends to have lighter upperpart than the male, with a brown wash. Juveniles are almost identical to females, but if newly fledged retain a yellow side to the bill. +20 cm. Blue black upperparts, head and throat, white lower breast and belly, black flight-feathers and tail. '''Female''' - lighter upperpart.
-==Identification==+
-"to do"+
==Distribution== ==Distribution==
-Found from [[Jamaica]] and [[Hispaniola]] east and then south through the [[Lesser Antilles]] to [[Tobago]] but not [[Trinidad]]. It is mostly absent from this area during October through December, presumably migrating to [[South America]]. In January more likely to be seen in wandering flocks than at breeding location. +[[Jamaica]], [[Hispaniola]], [[Lesser Antilles]], [[Tobago]].
 + 
==Taxonomy== ==Taxonomy==
This is a monotypic species. This is a monotypic species.
==Habitat== ==Habitat==
-In [[Dominica]] primarily seen along the coast, both breeding in towns and on rocky cliffs. Elsewhere also found along freshwater bodies. +Coast, towns and on rocky cliffs, freshwater bodies.
 + 
 +==Behaviour==
 +3-6 eggs are laid, and incubated for 15 days; the young fledge 26-27 days later.
 + 
 +The diet includes insects.
 + 
 +==References==
 +Wikipedia
==External Links== ==External Links==
*[http://www.geocities.com/secaribbirds/idcaribbeangray-breastedmartin.html An identification essay comparing Caribbean Martin with Gray-breasted Martin] *[http://www.geocities.com/secaribbirds/idcaribbeangray-breastedmartin.html An identification essay comparing Caribbean Martin with Gray-breasted Martin]
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{{GSearch|Progne+dominicensis}} {{GSearch|Progne+dominicensis}}
-[[Category:Birds]] [[Category:Progne]][[Category:Incomplete]]+[[Category:Birds]] [[Category:Progne]]

Revision as of 14:20, 19 January 2009

Progne dominicensis
Photo by obasanmi.Photo taken: Arnos Vale, Tobago.
Photo by obasanmi.
Photo taken: Arnos Vale, Tobago.

Contents

Identification

20 cm. Blue black upperparts, head and throat, white lower breast and belly, black flight-feathers and tail. Female - lighter upperpart.

Distribution

Jamaica, Hispaniola, Lesser Antilles, Tobago.

Taxonomy

This is a monotypic species.

Habitat

Coast, towns and on rocky cliffs, freshwater bodies.

Behaviour

3-6 eggs are laid, and incubated for 15 days; the young fledge 26-27 days later.

The diet includes insects.

References

Wikipedia

External Links

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