May 19, 2017 – Eurasian Crag-martin, European Crag Martin, or Crag Martin (Hirundo rupestris)

These martins are found across southern Europe, northern Africa, the Middle East, and parts of central and South Asia. They catch small flying insects in the air, or pluck them from the ground or the surface of water, often foraging near cliffs in pairs or small flocks. Raising two broods per season, pairs build mud nests lined with grass and feathers in crevices, on cliffs, or on bridges or buildings. Females do most of the incubation, but both parents feed the chicks.


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