|Brown-chested Martin Progne tapera
(aka Phaeoprogne tapera)
Brazilian name: andorinha-do-campo
The Brown-chested Martin is the only martin in the region which does not have blue feathers being a dull grey/brown above. This colour extends to the breast band which gives the bird its English name.
|The nominate subspecies, shown in the first 3 photos and in
photo 7, is found from Colombia south to the Amazon basin and north-east Brazil. See the distribution map at xeno-canto.
The subspecies in photos 4, 5, 6 and 9 is P.t. fusca which is found in southern South America but migrates north during the southern winter. It has some drop-like spots on the middle of its breast.
|The Brown-chested Martin frequently uses the abandoned nest of a Rufous Hornero as its own nest.|
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