Tree Martin

This is a bird of open woodland, preferably with large trees to provide nest holes. It is increasingly common in urban and suburban areas.

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The Tree Martin is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

The Tree Martin (Petrochelidon nigricans) is a member of the swallow family of passerine birds. It breeds in Australia, mostly south of latitude 20°S, and in Timor. It is migratory wintering through most of Australia, New Guinea, Indonesia east of the Wallace Line and the Solomon Islands. It is a vagrant to New Zealand, where it has bred, and New Caledonia. This species is frequently placed in the genus Hirundo as Hirundo nigricans. More

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tree martintree martin - of Australia and Polynesia; nests in tree cavitiesHirundo nigricans, tree swallowswallow - small long-winged songbird noted for swift graceful flight and the regularity of its migrationsgenus Hirundo, Hirundo - type genus of the Hirundinidae How to thank TFD for its existence? Tell a friend about us, add a link to this page, add the site to iGoogle, or visit webmaster's page for free fun content. More

Tree Martin Size: 13cm Habitat: Distributed Australia wide this Swallow inhabits open woodland near water. Feeds on insects caught in flight. Notes: Dark black/brown head, with dirty cream face, brownish above bill. Dirty cream throat, chest and under belly. Wings dark brown. Nests in hollows in trees. Breeds Winter-Spring-Summer. For more information on Tree Martin see references. Images have been uploaded in low resolution for storage efficiency, ( they do not reflect the true image quality). Original images are high quality photographic files. More

Identification: The tree martin is predominately a glossy blue-black apart from a clear whit rump, chestnut tinge on the forehead, grey throat, whit underparts and dull black tail. Call/Song: This bird produces a pleasant twittering call. Located throughout all suitable habitats of Australia. Habitat:Prefers eucalpyt forest type habitats. Feeding: Feeds on small insects. Breeding/Nesting: Breeding season is from July through to January. More

Tree Martin (Hirundo nigricans) 00:22 - 3 years ago Tree Martin (Hirundo nigricans) Sundown NP S Qld July 1996 using Canon EX1 Hi8 & Sigma 400mm lens. Tree Martin (Hirundo nigricans) Sundown NP S Qld July 1996 using Canon EX1 Hi8 & Sigma 400mm lens.all » Tree Martin (Hirundo nigricans) Sundown NP S Qld July 1996 using Canon EX1 Hi8 & Sigma 400mm lens.« Download video - iPod/PSPDownload is starting. Save file to your computer. If the download does not start automatically, right-click this link and choose "Save As". More

rufous head and Tree Martins only a small amount of rufous on the forehead. Also, the white rump of the Tree Martin is generally duller than the rump of the Fairy Martin. If the birds are nesting, the distinctive nests are diagnostic in confirming the identification. More

Order : Passeriformes
Family : Hirundinidae
Genus : Hirundo
Species : nigricans
Authority : Vieillot, 1817