Mangoverde :: World Bird Guide :: Swallows :: Rock Martin

Rock Martin Ptyonoprogne fuligula

Described by: Lichtenstein, M. H. K. (1842)
Alternate common name(s): African Rock Martin, African Rock-Martin, African Crag Martin, African Crag-Martin, African Rock-Martin, Red-throated Rock Martin, Red-throated Rock-Martin, Red-throated Crap Martin, Red-throated Crag-Martin, Pale Crag Martin, Pale Crag-Martin
Old scientific name(s): Hirundo fuligula


Waterberg Plateau, Namibia - Jul, 2004 © Yvonnik Lhomer  Waterberg Plateau, Namibia - Jul, 2004 © Yvonnik Lhomer  Kenya - Jun, 2005 © Mike Bayman 
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Africa and the Middle East;
Highly fragmented distribution;
(1) N. Mauritana, s. Morocco and nc. Algeria.
(2) S. Algeria, sw. Libya and n. Chad.
(3) N. Niger.
(4) Ne. Egypt on the Sinai Peninsula, Sudan through Israel, Jordan, n., e. and c. Arabia to c. and s. Iran.
(5) S. Iraq and ne. Saudi Arabia.
(6) E. Iran, sw. and sw. Afghanistan and Pakistan. Formerly sw. India (w. Gujarat).
(7) Ne. Chad (Ennedi), n. Sudan, Eritrea, n. Somalia, Socotra Is. and sw. Arabia.
(8) S. Mali, s. Sudan to Ethiopia and Eritrea.
(9) Senegambia, Sierra Leone, Liberia, se. Nigeria and Cameroon.
(10) N. Nigeria, s. Chad, Central African Republic, w. and s. Sudan, sw. Ethiopia, Zaire, Uganda, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe, and n. Mozambique.
(11) N. and sw. Angola to n. and c. Namibia.
(12) S. Namibia, Botswana, and w. South Africa.
(13) Sw. Zimbabwe and s. Mozambique s. to E. South Africa (e. Transvaal and Natal).


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


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