(529) 15cm; 22g
Likely only to be confused with uncommon brown morph Brown-throated
Martin (p.232). Tail, however, square (not slightly forked) and with
white spots. Throat and breast pinkish cinnamon; in flight has
contrasting pale underwing coverts.
Feathers on upperparts buff tipped.
resident, with altitudinal movements to lower regions in winter
months; partial northerly migration recorded in some populations.
hills, mountainous regions, cliffs and around suburban buildings.
insects. Sometimes feeds at night around lights.
a soft melodious twittering.
and usually solitary. Nest a cup of mud pellets usually placed under
rock overhang, building or bridge.
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