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Dusky Crag Martin - BirdForum Opus

Photo by Dr.Divyang Dave
West India, February 2017
Ptyonoprogne concolor

Hirundo concolor


13cm (5 in).

  • Dark sooty brown overall plumage
  • Paler underparts
  • Square tail


Asia: found from India east to southern China, Myanmar, Thailand and Indochina.


Previously included in genus Hirundo.


There are 2 subspecies[1]:

  • P. c. concolor :
  • P. c. sintaungensis:


Gorges, cliffs, thorn forests.



There is no information about dietary items. They sometimes feed in groups, but more often alone or in pairs. They often associate with other hirundine species.


It builds a half saucer shaped nest from mud, attached to walls of buildings.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2016. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2016, with updates to August 2016. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Nagpur Birds
  3. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved April 2017)
  4. Wikipedia

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