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  • Tree Martin

  • Petrochelidon nigricans
  • The Tree Martin has a shallowly forked tail. The adult has an iridescent blue back and crown, brown wings and tail, a deep buff forehead and a dull white rump. The underparts are white. This species can be distinguished from Australian swallows by its tail shape and pale rump. The most similar species, the Fairy Martin, has a rufous head and nape.

  • Photos link
  • http://www.graemechapman.com.au/library/viewphotos.php?c=331
  • Song link
  • http://www.graemechapman.com.au/library/sounds.php?r=&c=331&p=350&s=1370696546
  • « Back to Catalog
  • Tree Martin

  • The Tree Martin has a shallowly forked tail. The adult has an iridescent blue back and crown, brown wings and tail, a deep buff forehead and a dull white rump. The underparts are white. This species can be distinguished from Australian swallows by its tail shape and pale rump. The most similar species, the Fairy Martin, has a rufous head and nape.

  • Formerly or also known as
  • Scientific name
  • Petrochelidon nigricans
  • Hirundo nigricans
  • Former scientific name
    RAOU number
  • 359
  • Size
  • 13cm
  • Period in district
  • Song group
  • Song link
  • http://www.graemechapman.com.au/library/sounds.php?r=&c=331&p=350&s=1370696546
  • Photos link
  • http://www.graemechapman.com.au/library/viewphotos.php?c=331
  • Description link
  • n.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tree_martin