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Caribbean Martin

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;Progne dominicensis ;Progne dominicensis
-[[Image:Caribbean_Martin.jpg|thumb|550px|right|Photo by obasanmi]]+[[Image:Caribbean_Martin.jpg|thumb|550px|right|Photo by obasanmi.<br/ >Photo taken: Arnos Vale, [[Tobago]].]]
-==Identification==+ 
-Photographed: Arnos Vale, [[Tobago]].+
==Description== ==Description==
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. 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.
-==Distribution and Taxonomy==+==Identification==
-Caribbean Martin is found from [[Jamaica]] and [[Hispanola]] 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. Caribbean Martin is monotypic. +"to do"
 +==Distribution==
 +Caribbean Martin is 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.
 +==Taxonomy==
 +Caribbean Martin is monotypic.
==Habitat== ==Habitat==
In [[Dominica]] primarily seen along the coast, both breeding in towns and on rocky cliffs. Elsewhere also found along freshwater bodies. In [[Dominica]] primarily seen along the coast, both breeding in towns and on rocky cliffs. Elsewhere also found along freshwater bodies.
==External Links== ==External Links==
 +*[http://www.geocities.com/secaribbirds/idcaribbeangray-breastedmartin.html An identification essay comparing Caribbean Martin with Gray-breasted Martin]
 +
{{GSearch|Progne+dominicensis}} {{GSearch|Progne+dominicensis}}
-[[Category:Birds]]+[[Category:Birds]] [[Category:Incomplete]]
-*[http://www.geocities.com/secaribbirds/idcaribbeangray-breastedmartin.html An identification essay comparing Caribbean Martin with Gray-breasted Martin]+

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

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Description

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.

Identification

"to do"

Distribution

Caribbean Martin is 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.

Taxonomy

Caribbean Martin is monotypic.

Habitat

In Dominica primarily seen along the coast, both breeding in towns and on rocky cliffs. Elsewhere also found along freshwater bodies.

External Links

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