Martin, Eurasian Crag


Name: Martin, Eurasian Crag

Scientific name: Ptyonoprogne rupestris

Type: Martin

Color: Brown,Grey

Habitat: Cities,Fields

Size: 12.5cm

Conservation status:

Rare Passage Migrant


Broad-winged, almost square-tailed, largely brown martin. Dark brown upperparts lacking greyish tinge to rump; cheeks fairly dark usually contrasting with pale throat and underparts; fine spots on chin and throat can be hard to see; underparts buffish grey becoming darker towards tail-coverts without contrast; white spots in spread tail distinctive; underwing-coverts distinctly darker than flight-feathers (more uniform brown in Sand Martin). Flight action more soaring and fast diving than most other swallows/martins.

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