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Pale Crag-Martin

Ptyonoprogne obsoleta (Cabanis, 1851)

The Pale Crag Martin (Ptyonoprogne obsoleta) is a small passerine bird in the swallow family that is resident in northern Africa and in southwestern Asia east to Pakistan. It breeds mainly in the mountains, but also at lower altitudes, especially in rocky areas and around towns. Unlike most swallows, it is often found far from water. It is 12–13 cm (4.7–5.1 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. It was formerly considered to be the northern subspecies of the Rock Martin of southern Africa, although it is smaller, paler, and whiter-throated than that species. The Pale Crag 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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Order:
  Passeriformes
Family:
  Hirundinidae
Genus:
  Ptyonoprogne

Scientific:
  Ptyonoprogne obsoleta

Citation:
  (Cabanis, 1851)

Reference:
  Mus.Hein. 1 p.50

Protonym:
  Cotyle obsoleta

Avibase ID:
  A97BDA8427A0F38E

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/A97BDA84

Taxonomic Serial Number:
TSN: 916668

Geographic range:

  • Ptyonoprogne obsoleta obsoleta: Egypt to Arabia and Iran
  • Ptyonoprogne obsoleta buchanani: S-c Sahara (Aïr Massif of n Niger)
  • Ptyonoprogne obsoleta perpallida: S Iraq and ne Saudi Arabia
  • Ptyonoprogne obsoleta presaharica: S Morocco, Algeria (except s) and n Mauritania
  • Ptyonoprogne obsoleta spatzi: S Algeria, sw Libya and n Chad
  • Ptyonoprogne obsoleta pallida: E Iran, s Afghanistan and Pakistan
  • Ptyonoprogne obsoleta arabica: NE Chad, n Sudan, sw Arabia, Eritrea, n Somalia and Socotra I.
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English:
Pale Crag-Martin
Czech:
vlaštovka světlehnědá
German:
Wüstenschwalbe
Danish:
Lys Klippesvale
Spanish:
Golondrina pálida
Finnish:
aavikkopääsky
French:
Hirondelle du désert
Italian:
Rondine montana pallida
Japanese:
usuchairotsubame
Japanese:
ウスチャイロツバメ
Dutch:
Vale Rotszwaluw
Norwegian:
Ravinesvale
Polish:
jaskólka plowa
Russian:
Пустынная скалистая ласточка
Slovak:
lastovička púštna
Swedish:
blek klippsvala
Chinese:
灰喉燕


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

African Bird Club Checklist 2004:
Pale Crag Martin ( Hirundo obsoleta) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
Pale Crag-Martin ( Ptyonoprogne obsoleta) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
Pale Crag-Martin ( Ptyonoprogne obsoleta) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
Pale Crag-Martin ( Ptyonoprogne obsoleta) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
Pale Crag-Martin ( Ptyonoprogne obsoleta) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
Pale Crag-Martin ( Ptyonoprogne obsoleta) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
Pale Crag-Martin ( Ptyonoprogne obsoleta) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
Pale Crag-Martin ( Ptyonoprogne obsoleta) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 00:
Pale Crag-martin ( Hirundo obsoleta) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 01:
Pale Crag-martin ( Hirundo obsoleta) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 02:
Pale Crag-martin ( Hirundo obsoleta) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 03:
Pale Crag-martin ( Hirundo obsoleta) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 04:
Pale Crag-martin ( Hirundo obsoleta) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
Pale Crag-martin ( Hirundo obsoleta) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
Pale Crag-martin ( Hirundo obsoleta) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
Pale Crag-martin ( Hirundo obsoleta) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
Pale Crag-martin ( Hirundo obsoleta) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
Pale Crag-martin ( Hirundo obsoleta) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 08 (Oct 2015):
Pale Crag-martin ( Hirundo obsoleta) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
Hirondelle du désert ( Ptyonoprogne obsoleta) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
Hirondelle du désert ( Hirundo obsoleta) [version 1]
Clements 1st edition:
Pale Crag Martin ( Ptyonoprogne obsoleta) [version 1]
Clements 3rd edition:
Pale Crag Martin ( Ptyonoprogne obsoleta) [version 1]
Clements 4th edition:
Pale Crag-Martin ( Hirundo obsoleta) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (as published):
Pale Crag-Martin ( Hirundo obsoleta) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
Pale Crag-Martin ( Hirundo obsoleta) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2001 revisions):
Pale Crag-Martin ( Hirundo obsoleta) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2002 revisions):
Pale Crag-Martin ( Hirundo obsoleta) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2003 revisions):
Pale Crag-Martin ( Hirundo obsoleta) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
Pale Crag Martin ( Hirundo obsoleta) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition (incl. ? suppl):
Pale Crag Martin ( Hirundo obsoleta) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
Pale Crag Martin ( Ptyonoprogne obsoleta) [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 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 4.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.1:
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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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Morony, Bock and Farrand:
Pale Crag Martin ( Ptyonoprogne obsoleta) [version 1]
James Lee Peters:
Ptyonoprogne obsoleta [version 1]
James Lee Peters (original):
Ptyonoprogne obsoleta [version 1]
James Lee Peters (2nd edition):
Ptyonoprogne obsoleta [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993):
Pale Crag-Martin ( Hirundo obsoleta) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
Pale Crag-Martin ( Hirundo obsoleta) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe 2nd edition (1996):
Pale Crag-Martin ( Hirundo obsoleta) [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Hirundo obsoleta [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Ptyonoprogne obsoleta [version 1]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species

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

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Other synonyms


Czech: Brehule nilská, vlaštovka světlehnědá, vlaštovka světlhnědá
Danish: Lys Klippesvale
German: Wüstenschwalbe, Wüstenschwalbe-buchanani
English: Pale Crag Martin, Pale Crag-Martin, Pale Rock Martin, Rock Martin (Pale Crag-Martin)
English (United Kingdom): Rock Martin (Pale Crag Martin)
English (IOC): Pale Crag Martin
Spanish: Avión isabel norteño, Avión isabelino [Grupo obsoleta], Avión Pálido, Golondrina pálida
Spanish (Spain): Avión Isabelino [Grupo obsoleta]
Spanish (HBW): Avión isabelino [Grupo obsoleta]
Estonian: kõrbe-kivipääsuke
Persian: چلچله بیابانی
Finnish: Aavikkopääsky
French: Hirondelle du désert, Hirondelle isabelline (du désert), Hirondelle isabelline [obsoleta], Petite Hirondelle de rochers
Hebrew: סנונית מדבר, סנונית מדבר (מזרח תיכונית)
Icelandic: Steinsvala [obsoleta hópur]
Italian: Rondine montana pallida
Japanese: afurikachairotsubame (obsoleta guru-pu), usuchairotsubame
Japanese: アフリカチャイロツバメ (obsoleta グループ), ウスチャイロツバメ
Scientific: Cotyle obsoleta, Hirundo obsoleta, Ptyonoprocne obsoleta, Ptyonoprogne fuligula [obsoleta Group], Ptyonoprogne obsoleta, Ptyonoprogne obsoleta obsoleta
Lithuanian: Dykuminė kregždė
Latvian: palsā čurkste
Dutch: Vale Rotszwaluw, Vale Rotszwaluw (obsoleta groep)
Norwegian: Ørkensvale, Ravinesvale, ravinesvale (obsoleta gr.)
Polish: jaskólka plowa, jaskółka płowa
Portuguese (Portugal): Andorinha-das-rochas-africana [grupo obsoleta]
Russian: Пустынная скалистая ласточка
Sindhi: ؿچچ ا ةث يبني
Slovak: lastovička púštna
Serbian: Istočna gorska lasta [obsoleta grupa]
Swedish: Blek klippsvala
Chinese: 灰喉燕
Chinese (Traditional): 灰喉燕

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