Rock Martin

Ptyonoprogne fuligula - Hirondelle isabelline

Systematics
  • Order 
    :

    Passeriformes

  • Family
    :

    Hirundinidés

  • Genus
    :

    Ptyonoprogne

  • Species
    :

    fuligula

Descriptor

Lichtenstein, MHK, 1842

Biometrics
  • Size
    : 16 cm
  • Wingspan
    : -
  • Weight
    : 16 à 30 g
Geographic range

Distribution

Description identification

Rock Martin (Ptyonoprogne fuligula) is a species of bird in the Hirundinidae family.

Subspecific information 6 Subspecies

  • Ptyonoprogne fuligula pusilla (s Mali to Ethiopia and Eritrea)
  • Ptyonoprogne fuligula bansoensis (Sierra Leone to Nigeria and Cameroon)
  • Ptyonoprogne fuligula rufigula (n Nigeria and Chad to Ethiopia south to Zimbabwe and n Mozambique.)
  • Ptyonoprogne fuligula pretoriae (sw Zimbabwe and s Mozambique to e South Africa)
  • Ptyonoprogne fuligula anderssoni (sw Angola , n and c Namibia)
  • Ptyonoprogne fuligula fuligula (s Namibia and w South Africa)

Foreign names

  • Hirondelle isabelline,
  • Avión Isabelino,
  • Andorinha-das-rochas-africana,
  • Steinschwalbe,
  • sivatagi szirtifecske,
  • Kaapse Rotszwaluw,
  • Rondine montana rupicola,
  • Afrikansk klippsvala,
  • Ravinesvale,
  • lastovička previsová,
  • vlaštovka hnědá,
  • Bleg Klippesvale,
  • afrikankalliopääsky,
  • Kransswael,
  • roquerol isabelí,
  • Steinsvala,
  • jaskółka blada,
  • akmeņu čurkste,
  • afriška skalna lastovka,
  • Африканская скалистая ласточка,
  • アフリカチャイロツバメ,
  • 非洲岩燕,
  • 非洲岩燕,

Habitat

Forest : Subtropical/Tropical Moist Lowland ; Savanna : Dry ; Shrubland : Subtropical/Tropical Dry ; Grassland : Temperate, Subtropical/Tropical Dry ; Wetlands (inland) : Bogs, Marshes, Swamps, Fens, Peatlands, Permanent Freshwater Lakes (over 8ha) ; Rocky areas (eg. inland cliffs, mountain peaks) : ; Desert : Hot ; Artificial/Terrestrial : Rural Gardens, Urban Areas

Geographic range

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