Order
Passeriformes
Family
Hirundinidae
Genus
Progne
 
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Caribbean Martin Progne dominicensis

Nathan R. Williams
Version: 1.0 — Published April 15, 2010

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Introduction

The Caribbean Martin (Progne dominicensis) is a large, steel-blue swallow with a white belly and a forked tail. It is fairly common as a breeding bird throughout much of the Greater and Lesser Antilles (except Cuba) and is often seen over open or semi-open terrain near water. The nonbreeding distribution of the Caribbean Martin long has been a mystery, but evidence is accumulating that this species winters along the coast of northeastern South America. This species also is known as the Snowy-bellied Martin, as Golondrina Grande in the Dominican Republic, and as both Irondel Nwa and Hirondelle a Ventre Blanc in Haiti.

Distribution of the Caribbean Martin
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  • Year-round
  • Migration
  • Breeding
  • Non-Breeding
Distribution of the Caribbean Martin

Recommended Citation

Williams, N. R. (2010). Caribbean Martin (Progne dominicensis), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. https://doi.org/10.2173/nb.carmar1.01