Mangoverde :: World Bird Guide :: Swallows :: Plain Martin

Plain Martin Riparia paludicola

Described by: Vieillot (1817)
Alternate common name(s): Brown-throated Martin, African Sand-Martin, Grey-breasted Sand-Martin, Gray-breasted Sand-Martin, Brown-throated Sand-Martin, Plain Sand-Martin, Indian Sand-Martin
Old scientific name(s): Riparia minor


near Brandvlei, South Africa - Jul, 2005 © Don Roberson 
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Subsaharan Africa, n. and c. India to se. Asia;
Two fragmented populations;
(1) W. Morocco.
(2)Senegambia, s. Mali, s. Niger, n. Nigeria, n. Cameroon, s. Chad, Central African Republic, s. Sudan and Ethiopia.
(3) Se. Nigeria.
(4) Uganda, e. Zaire, Kenya and Tanzania.
(5) Angola, and Zambia to s. South Africa.
(6) Nw. and e. Madagascar.
(7) S. Turkestan, e. Afghanistan, Pakistan, n. and c. India, Nepal, Bangladesh, Burma, sw. China, n. Thailand, Laos, n. Vietnam, and Taiwan.
(8) Philippines (Luzon and Negros).


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Clements, James F. Birds of the World: A Checklist. Vista, CA: Ibis Publishing Company, 2000.


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