African River Martin

It breeds along the Congo River and its tributary, the Ubangi. It nests in burrows in sand banks, and appears to be common common within its restricted range, despite being caught in large numbers by the local population for food. It is migratory, wintering in coastal savannah in southern Gabon and the Republic of Congo. Many birds remain to breed in the wintering zones. This martin feeds on insects caught in the air and frequently walks on the ground rather than perching in trees. Due to a lack of detailed information about its population numbers, this species is classed as Data Deficient by the International Union for Conservation of Nature.

The African River Martin is classified as Data Deficient (DD), inadequate information to make a direct, or indirect, assessment of its risk of extinction.

The African River Martin (Pseudochelidon eurystomina) is a passerine bird, one of two members of the river martin subfamily of the swallow family Hirundinidae. It is a medium-sized, mainly black-plumaged species with red eyes, a broad orange-red bill and a square tail. Its structural differences from most other swallows, including its robust legs and feet and stout bill, indicate that it should be placed with the Asian White-eyed River Martin in a separate subfamily. More

species are the African River Martin Pseudochelidon eurystomina, found in the Congo and Gabon, and the White-eyed River Martin Pseudochelidon sirintarae, known only from one site in Thailand. These are medium-sized, largely black swallows that have a light buoyant flight and feed on insects caught in the air. They appear to be more terrestrial than other swallows, frequently walking rather than perching, and the White-eyed may be crepuscular. More

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African River Martins Pseudochelidon eurystomina Sette Cama, near Gamba, Gabon Photo: John Caddick Country checklist and status You can download and print a checklist for Gabon. Over 670 bird species have been recorded in Gabon, including over 430 in the Ivindo Basin, a small region in the north-east making this, arguably, the richest area for birds in the whole of Africa. Endemic species There are no endemics in Gabon. More

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One pair of African River Martin’s were found at Lope, moving into the interior of Gabon (I. Sinclair) - 17 – 19 Feb: São Tomé We thoroughly enjoyed the larger and more populous of these two small, remote and almost forgotten islands in the Gulf of Guinea, straddling the equator. They comprise the southern extension of a volcanic ridge that runs from Mount Cameroon in the north. More

African River Martins and Rosy Bee-eatersGabon also delivered wonderful views of both Vermiculated and Pel’s Fishing Owls, no less than eight White-crested Tiger Bittern (see photos!), oodles of African Finfoots, Gabon Coucal, Black Guineafowl, Forbes's Plover, Fiery-breasted Bush-shrike, White-crested and Black Dwarf Hornbill, many greenbul species and the open savanna at Lekoni yielded a bunch of rare and threatened species that are seldom seen including Finsch’s Francolin, Black-chinned Weaver, Angola Batis and the spectacular Black-headed Bee-eater! We rounded of this epic tour More

The African river martin (Pseudochelidon eurystomina) of the Congo River is black, with red eyes and bill; it is sometimes placed in a separate family, Pseudochelidonidae. The so-called bee-martin, or bee bird, is not a martin but a kingbird. Learn more about "martin" Citations - MLA Style: "martin." Encyclopædia Britannica. 2010. Encyclopædia Britannica Online. 16 May. 2010 . APA Style:martin. (2010). In Encyclopædia Britannica. More

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catch up with African River Martin inland, when the species is migrating west to its breeding grounds along the coast, where it is present from September to November. Although we visited during the wet season, we experienced surprisingly little rain and in total lost only three late afternoons birding. It did rain heavily some nights though, and when it rains it rains, so forget birding. More

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Order : Passeriformes
Family : Hirundinidae
Genus : Pseudochelidon
Species : eurystomina
Authority : Hartlaub, 1861