Brown-throated Sand or Plain Martin
Riparia paludicola
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The brown-throated martin, also called the African sand martin or plain martin, lacks the breast band of other East African martins. The color of the throat and breast is brown and the color of the belly varies from white to brown. The 2nd row bird was at Speke Bay Lodge (3-13), courtesy of Paul Oliver. The 3rd and left 4th row photos were taken at Shambarai swamp (9-18); right 4th row, at Arusha NP (2-14); the 6th row, at Lukuba (9-10), courtesy of Valéry Schollaert. The other photos were taken in Arusha NP.
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Valéry Schollaert, Paul Oliver

Last Update this page: 6-08-20