Mascarene Martin

The Mascarene Martin is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

The Mascarene Martin (Phedina borbonica) is a species of bird in the Hirundinidae family. It is found in Comoros, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Réunion, Seychelles, and Tanzania. References - * BirdLife International 2004. Phedina borbonica. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 26 July 2007. More

the mascarene martins were at rufiji-r.-bridge south of dar.. I first > was occupied with a secure identification, which was no problem, > because the birds came very near and were not shy. but quite late > I realized, after departing, that it was a quite seriously good > bird, as I read in my guide (helmfield guide: birds of east afrca). > So I unfortunately failed to count the birds. therefore I can > only estimate them to at least 10, perhaps up to 20. More

Mascarene Martins are common around the hotel, and this is the first time I’ve had the pleasure of photographing them. More

islands in the Pacific Ocean, the Mascarene Martin breeds on Reunion and Mauritius in the Indian Ocean, and a number of migratory species are common vagrants to other isolated islands and even to some sub-Antarctic islands. Many species have enormous worldwide ranges, particularly the Barn Swallow, which breeds over most of the Northern Hemisphere and winters over most of the Southern Hemisphere. The Lesser Striped Swallow is a partial migrant within Africa The family uses a wide range of habitats. More

Martin, Mascarene Martin, and Banded Martin Riparia cincta form a wellsupported monophyletic group (thus rendering the genus Riparia paraphyletic). However, resolution within this clade was too poor to distinguish sister relationships, partly because of the difficulty of extracting nuclear DNA data from the old specimens of Brazza's Martin. Sheldon et al. (2005) also showed that divergence in the cytochrome B (cytb) gene between the two Phedina species was very high for congeneric species (14. More

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Mascarene Martin - Phedina borbonica - Mascarene Martin . To search for pictures in our gallery click CLICK HERE to make comments, add a link, or submit content for Phedina borbonica Almost all pictures on this site were taken with a Konica Minolta camera WILDMADAGASCAR.ORG WildMadagascar. More

Order : Passeriformes
Family : Hirundinidae
Genus : Phedina
Species : borbonica
Authority : (Gmelin, 1789)