Brown Chested Martin
10 January 2010 12:11 Filed in: Hirundinidae Swallows & Martins Martins Brazil Rio Grande do Sul Lagoa do Peixe Mostardas
Photo copyright: monacoeye • Do not copy • Images: Lagoa do Peixe • November 2009
Bird name: Brown Chested Martin
Latin: Progne tapera
Other: Andorinha-do-campo (Br)
Family: Hirundinidae • Martins
The Brown-chested Martin lives throughout Brazil migrating to the south in the summer. It is also found in much of Central and South America.
Visual identification is a little tricky because of confusion with the Sand Martin (Bank Swallow), which looks similar but smaller, so treat these pics with caution. The Brown-chested Martin is white underneath with a brown collar and some brown spreading down chest.