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Eurasian Crag Martin

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Photo by Ragna  Extremadura,  Spain, May 2004
Photo by Ragna
Extremadura, Spain, May 2004
Ptyonoprogne rupestris

Hirundo rupestris


[edit] Identification


  • Brown upperparts
  • Buff underparts (no breast band)
  • Square tail has white spots

[edit] Distribution

Widely distributed from Europe to Asia, Arabia and India.

[edit] Taxonomy

Photo by Kevin WadeMarbella Spain, December 2015
Photo by Kevin Wade
Marbella Spain, December 2015

Previously in genus Hirundo.

This is a monotypic species[1].

[edit] Habitat

Rocky outcrops, cliffs and alpine villages.

[edit] Behaviour

[edit] Diet

The diet includes insects which are hawked aerially.

[edit] Breeding

Its nest is built from mud and is placed under overhanging cliffs. The clutch consists of 3-5 eggs.

[edit] References

  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2015. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2015, with updates to August 2015. Downloaded from
  2. Collins Field Guide 5th Edition ISBN 0 00 219900 9
  3. Wikipedia

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