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Rock Martin

Ptyonoprogne fuligula (Lichtenstein, MHC 1842)

The rock martin is a small passerine bird in the swallow family that is resident in central and southern Africa. It breeds mainly in the mountains, but also at lower altitudes, especially in rocky areas and around towns, and, unlike most swallows, it is often found far from water. It is 12–15 cm (4.7–5.9 in) long, with mainly brown plumage, paler-toned on the upper breast and underwing coverts, and with white "windows" on the spread tail in flight. The sexes are similar in appearance, but juveniles have pale fringes to the upperparts and flight feathers. The former northern subspecies are smaller, paler, and whiter-throated than southern African forms, and are now usually split as a separate species, the pale crag martin. The rock martin hunts along cliff faces for flying insects using a slow flight with much gliding. Its call is a soft twitter. Source: Wikipedia




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Classification
Order:
  Passeriformes
Family:
  Hirundinidae
Genus:
   Ptyonoprogne
Scientific:
  Ptyonoprogne fuligula


Original description

Citation:
  (Lichtenstein, MHC 1842)

Reference:
   Verz. Samml. Säugeth. Vög. Kaffernlande

Protonym:
  Hirundo fuligula

Link:
  https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/29119840


Avibase identifiers

Avibase ID:
  A116A583946051DE

Avibase ID:
  avibase-A116A583

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/A116A583


Taxonomic Serial Number:
  TSN: 916669

Geographic range:

  • Ptyonoprogne fuligula fuligula: S Namibia, Botswana and w South Africa
  • Ptyonoprogne fuligula anderssoni: N and sw Angola and n and c Namibia
  • Ptyonoprogne fuligula pretoriae: SW Zimbabwe and s Mozambique to e South Africa
  • Ptyonoprogne fuligula fusciventris: central and southern Chad, Central African Republic, western Sudan, South Sudan, and southwestern Ethiopia south through East Africa to northern Mozambique
  • Ptyonoprogne fuligula bansoensis: Sierra Leone to Nigeria and Cameroon
  • Ptyonoprogne fuligula pusilla: S Mali to Eritrea and Ethiopia
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English:
Rock Martin
Catalan:
roquerol isabelí
Czech:
břehule hnědá
Danish:
Bleg Klippesvale
German:
Steinschwalbe
Spanish:
Avión isabel meridional
Spanish (Spain):
Avión Isabelino
Finnish:
afrikankalliopääsky
French:
Hirondelle isabelline
Croatian:
smeđa lastavica
Hungarian:
sivatagi szirtifecske
Icelandic:
Steinsvala
Italian:
Rondine montana rupicola
Japanese (romaji):
afurikachairotsubame
Japanese:
アフリカチャイロツバメ
Lithuanian:
Afrikinė uolinė kregždė
Dutch:
Kaapse Rotszwaluw
Norwegian:
Ravinesvale
Polish:
jaskółka blada
Portuguese:
andorinha-das-rochas-africana
Russian:
Африканская скалистая ласточка
Slovak:
lastovička previsová
Serbian:
Istočna gorska lasta
Swedish:
afrikansk klippsvala
Ukrainian:
Ластівка афро-азійська
Chinese:
非洲岩燕
Chinese (Traditional):
非洲岩燕


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

African Bird Club Checklist 2004:
Rock Martin ( Hirundo fuligula) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
Rock Martin ( Ptyonoprogne fuligula)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
Rock Martin ( Ptyonoprogne fuligula) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 07 (Feb 2020):
Rock Martin ( Ptyonoprogne fuligula) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 08 (Feb 2021):
Rock Martin ( Ptyonoprogne fuligula) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 00:
Rock Martin ( Hirundo fuligula) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 01:
Rock Martin ( Hirundo fuligula) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 02:
Rock Martin ( Hirundo fuligula) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 03:
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Birdlife checklist version 04:
Rock Martin ( Hirundo fuligula) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
Rock Martin ( Hirundo fuligula) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
Rock Martin ( Hirundo fuligula) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
Rock Martin ( Hirundo fuligula) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
Rock Martin ( Hirundo fuligula) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
Rock Martin ( Hirundo fuligula) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 08 (Oct 2015):
Rock Martin ( Hirundo fuligula) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
Hirondelle isabelline ( Ptyonoprogne fuligula) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
Hirondelle isabelline ( Hirundo fuligula) [version 1]
Clements 1st edition:
African Rock Martin ( Ptyonoprogne fuligula) [version 1]
Clements 3rd edition:
African Rock Martin ( Ptyonoprogne fuligula) [version 1]
Clements 4th edition:
Rock Martin ( Hirundo fuligula) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (as published):
Rock Martin ( Hirundo fuligula) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
Rock Martin ( Hirundo fuligula) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2001 revisions):
Rock Martin ( Hirundo fuligula) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2002 revisions):
Rock Martin ( Hirundo fuligula) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2003 revisions):
Rock Martin ( Hirundo fuligula) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
African Rock Martin ( Hirundo fuligula) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition (incl. ? suppl):
African Rock Martin ( Hirundo fuligula) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
Rock Martin ( Ptyonoprogne fuligula) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
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Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
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Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
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IOC World Bird Names, version 1.0:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 1.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 1.5:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 1.6:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 1.7:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.0:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.5:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.6:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.7:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.8:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.9:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.10:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.11:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.5:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 7.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 7.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 7.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 8.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 8.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 9.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 9.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 10.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 10.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 11.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 11.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 12.1:
Rock Martin ( Ptyonoprogne fuligula) [version 1]
Morony, Bock and Farrand:
African Rock Martin ( Ptyonoprogne fuligula) [version 1]
Oriental Bird Club:
Rock Martin ( Hirundo fuligula)
Peters' Check-list of the Birds:
Ptyonoprogne fuligula [version 1]
Peters' Check-list of the Birds (original):
Ptyonoprogne fuligula [version 1]
Peters' Check-list of the Birds (2nd edition):
Ptyonoprogne fuligula [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993):
Rock Martin ( Hirundo fuligula) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
Rock Martin ( Hirundo fuligula) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe, Birds of the World Version 2.0:
Rock Martin ( Hirundo fuligula) [version 1]
Working Group Avian Checklists, version 0.01:
Rock Martin ( Ptyonoprogne fuligula) [version 1]
Working Group Avian Checklists, version 0.02:
Rock Martin ( Ptyonoprogne fuligula) [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Hirundo fuligula [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Ptyonoprogne fuligula [version 1]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species (sometimes nominal subspecies)

This taxon is considered a subspecies of Ptyonoprogne [fuligula or obsoleta] (sensu lato) by some authors

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Afrikaans: Kransswael
Arabic: خطاف الصخور, سنونو الصخر الباهت
Azerbaijani: Afrika dağ qaranquşu
Belarusian: Афрыканская скалістая ластаўка
Bulgarian: Африканска лястовица
Catalan: roquerol isabelí, Roquerol pàŀlid
Czech: Brehule hnedá, Břehule hnědá, vlaštovka hnědá
Welsh: Gwennol y graig
Danish: Bleg Klippesvale
German: Felsenschwalbe, Steinschwalbe
Greek: Αφρικαvικό βραχoχελίδovo
English: African Rock Martin, African Rock Swallow, African Rock-Martin, Crag martin, Pale Crag Martin, Rock Martin, Rock Martin (Rock)
English (IOC): Rock Martin
English (Kenya): Rock Martin
Esperanto: Malhela rokhirundo
Spanish: Avión isabel meridional, Avión Isabelino, Avión Isabelino [Grupo fuligula], Avíon roquero, Avión Roquero Africano
Spanish (Spain): Avión Isabelino, Avión Isabelino [Grupo fuligula]
Spanish (HBW): Avión isabelino [Grupo fuligula]
Estonian: aafrika kivipääsuke
Finnish: Afrikankalliopääsky
French: Hirondelle à gorge rousse, Hirondelle de rochrs, Hirondelle du désert, Hirondelle isabelline, Hirondelle isabelline (fuligula), Hirondelle isabelline (nominal), Hirondelle isabelline [fuligula]
Frisian: Afrikaanske rotsswel
Irish: Gabhlán carraige
Galician: Andoriña dos penedos africana
Hebrew: סנונית מדבר
Croatian: smeđa lastavica
Hungarian: Afrikai szirtifecske, sivatagi szirtifecske, Sivatagi szirtifescke [fuligula csoport]
Icelandic: Steinsvala
Italian: Rondine montana, Rondine montana rupicola, Rondine rupestre africana
Japanese (romaji): afurikachairotsubame, afurikachairotsubame (fuligula guru-pu)
Japanese: アフリカチャイロツバメ, アフリカチャイロツバメ (fuligula グループ)
Kwangali: Sisampamema
Scientific: Hirundo fuligula, Hirundo fuligula fuligula, Hirundo fusciventer, Ptyonoprocne fuligula, Ptyonoprogne fuligula, Ptyonoprogne fuligula [fuligula Group], Ptyonoprogne fuligula fuligula, Ptyonoprogne fuligula fusciventris, Ptyonoprogne rufigula, Ptyonoprogne rufigula fusciventris
Lithuanian: Afrikinė uolinė kregždė, Rudoji kregždė
Latvian: akmeņu čurkste
Macedonian: Африканска карпеста ластовичка
Dutch: Kaapse Rotszwaluw, Rotszwaluw, Vale rotszwaluw, Vale Rotszwaluw (fuligula groep)
Norwegian: Ravinesvale, ravinesvale (fuligula gr.)
Polish: jaskólka blada, jaskółka blada
Portuguese: Andorinha de uropigio cinzento, Andorinha-das-rochas-africana, Andorinha-de-uropigio-cinzento
Portuguese (Portugal): Andorinha-das-rochas-africana, Andorinha-das-rochas-africana [grupo fuligula]
Romanian: Lăstun de piatră
Russian: Африканская скалистая ласточка, Горная ласточка
Northern Sami: Afrihkábáktespálfu
Slovak: lastovička previsová
Slovenian: afriška skalna lastovka
Shona: Nyenganyenga
Serbian: Istočna gorska lasta, Istočna gorska lasta [fuligula grupa], Južna gorska lasta
Sotho, Southern: Lekabelane
Swedish: Afrikansk klippsvala
Swahili: Kinegwa Miwamba, Mbayuwayu Koo-jeusi
Tswana: Pêolwane
Turkish: Küçük Kaya Kırlangıcı
Tsonga: Mbawulwana
Ukrainian: Ластівка афро-азійська
Xhosa: Inkonjane
Chinese: 非洲岩燕
Chinese (Traditional): 非洲岩燕
Zulu: iNhlolamvula

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