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Pale Martin, सेतोकण्ठे भित्तेगौंथली, Riparia diluta

The Pale Martin or pale sand martin (Riparia diluta) is a small passerine bird in the swallow family.

It is found in open habitats such as farmland, grassland and savannah, usually near water. It is found from central Asia to southeastern China. The species was formerly considered a subspecies of the sand martin

Passerine bird

A passerine is any bird of the order Passeriformes, which includes more than half of all bird species. Sometimes known as perching birds or — less accurately — as songbirds, passerines are distinguished from other orders of birds by the arrangement of their toes (three pointing forward and one back), which facilitates perching. With more than 110 families and some 5,100 identified species, Passeriformes is the largest order of birds and among the most diverse orders of terrestrial vertebrates.

The passerines contain several groups of brood parasites such as the viduas, cuckoo-finches, and the cowbirds. Most passerines are omnivorous, while the shrikes are carnivorous.

The terms “passerine” and “Passeriformes” are derived from Passer domesticus, the scientific name of the eponymous species (the House Sparrow) and ultimately from the Latin term passer, which refers to sparrows and similar small birds.

Pale Martin, सेतोकण्ठे भित्तेगौंथली, Riparia diluta

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Conservation status
Pale Martin, सेतोकण्ठे भित्तेगौंथली, Riparia diluta
Least Concern (IUCN 3.1)
IUCN Red List IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.
IUCN. 2016: e.T22736052A104327357. Retrieved 25 May 2017.



From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Sighted: (Date of first photo that I could use) 28 March 2018
Location: Bardiya/ Bardia National Park


Pale Martin, सेतोकण्ठे भित्तेगौंथली, Riparia diluta
Pale Martin



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