Sand Martin

Riparia riparia - Hirondelle de rivage

Systematics
  • Order 
    :

    Passeriformes

  • Family
    :

    Hirundinidés

  • Genus
    :

    Riparia

  • Species
    :

    riparia

Descriptor

Linnaeus, 1758

Biometrics
  • Size
    : 12 cm
  • Wingspan
    : 30 cm.
  • Weight
    : 12 à 18 g
Longevity

8 years

Geographic range

Distribution

Description identification

Sand Martin (Riparia riparia) is a species of bird in the Hirundinidae family.

Subspecific information 6 Subspecies

  • Riparia riparia riparia (North America, Europe to c Asia)
  • Riparia riparia innominata (se Kazakhstan)
  • Riparia riparia taczanowskii (s Siberia and c Mongolia to e Siberia)
  • Riparia riparia ijimae (Sakhalin I. Kuril Is. and Japan)
  • Riparia riparia shelleyi (Egypt)
  • Riparia riparia eilata (sw Asia?)

Foreign names

  • Hirondelle de rivage,
  • Avión Zapador,
  • Andorinha-das-barreiras-europeia,
  • Uferschwalbe,
  • Partifecske,
  • Oeverzwaluw,
  • Topino comune,
  • Backsvala,
  • Sandsvale,
  • brehuľa hnedá,
  • břehule říční,
  • Digesvale,
  • törmäpääsky,
  • Europese Oewerswael,
  • oreneta de ribera comuna,
  • Bakkasvala,
  • brzegówka (zwyczajna),
  • krastu čurkste,
  • breguljka,
  • Береговушка,
  • Layang-layang pasir,
  • ショウドウツバメ,
  • 崖沙燕,
  • นกนางแอ่นทรายสร้อยคอดำ,
  • 灰沙燕〔崖沙燕〕,

Voice song and cries

Habitat

Grassland : Temperate, Subtropical/Tropical Dry, Subtropical/Tropical Seasonally Wet/Flooded ; Wetlands (inland) : Permanent Rivers/Streams/Creeks (includes waterfalls), Bogs, Marshes, Swamps, Fens, Peatlands, Permanent Freshwater Lakes (over 8ha), Permanent Freshwater Marshes/Pools (under 8ha), Seasonal/Intermittent Freshwater Marshes/Pools (under 8ha) ; Artificial/Terrestrial : Arable Land, Pastureland ; Artificial/Aquatic and Marine : Water Storage Areas (over 8ha), Wastewater Treatment Areas

Geographic range

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