Plain Martin

It has a wide range in Africa and across India and other parts of southern Asia. Iit is a partially migratory species, with some populations making seasonal movements. It is usually associated closely with water.

Picture of the Plain Martin has been licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution.
Original source: MUKESH JAIN from arunachl pradesh
Author: MUKESH JAIN from arunachl pradesh

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

Plain Martin Riparia paludicola chinensis Plain Martin Photographer : More

Plain Martin (Riparia paludicola) is a widespread resident in India. More

Mega News - Plain Martin near Eilat - 1st July 2003 This morning, between 07:50 and 08:15hrs, I found a tiny brown hirundine amongst Barn Swallows, Sand Martins and House Martins at the southern end of Eilat's north sewage pools. I made a tentative identification of Plain Martin (Riparia paludicola) and have since been able to confirm the identification by cross referencing the images back at Lotan. More

Plain Martin (Riparia paludicola) Plain Martin (Riparia paludicola) Sand Martin Plain Martin (Riparia paludicola) = photographer Mike Prince. Taken in March 2007 at Nameri National Park. Sand Martin Riparia riparia was suspected at the time but in fast flight and watching from a raft on the river it was difficult to get conclusive views: all the photographed birds appear to be Plain Martins R. paludicola. More

* Very Plain Martin and His Wool Patch This item sold on 8.26. More

PLAIN MARTIN (Riparia paludica), after a panel of experts on Philippine birds has reached a consensus. I took the liberty of quoting below their expert opinion: "CONSENSUS ON THE PLAIN MARTIN IDENTIFICATION - Desmond Allen, Steve Pryor, Arne Jensen and Tim Fisher "The first photo of the martin posted on Romy's website shows two rusty coloured birds with significant but weak breast bands. The throats and belly look rather white. More

Also known as Plain Martin (C) or Brown-throated Sand Martin (H) (Riparia paludicola) Previous Return to Individual Index Next Roberts VI / VII 533 / 594 Clements 2000 123.0340 Howard & Moore 2 (CBOS 5) 117-29 A small bird (12 to 13 cm), found in Africa, Asia and Madagascar. More

Order : Passeriformes
Family : Hirundinidae
Genus : Riparia
Species : paludicola
Authority : (Vieillot, 1817)