Order
Passeriformes
Family
Hirundinidae
Genus
Progne
Neotropical Birds logo
Version 1.0

This is a historic version of this account.  Current version

 - Sinaloa Martin
 - Sinaloa Martin
Listen

Sinaloa Martin Progne sinaloae

Emerson D. Fang and Thomas S. Schulenberg
Version: 1.0 — Published May 7, 2010

Sign in to see your badges

Welcome to Birds of the World!

You are currently viewing one of the free accounts available in our complimentary tour of Birds of the World. In this courtesy review, you can access all the life history articles and the multimedia galleries associated with this account.

For complete access to all accounts, a subscription is required.

Subscribe Now

Already a subscriber? Sign in

The Sinaloa Martin is a large but poorly known swallow. The male is glossy steel-blue with a white belly and black streaks on the undertail coverts.  In the breeding season, it is found in pine-oak forests and semi-open mountainous regions up to 2000 m in the  Sierra Madre Occidental in western Mexico, from northeast Sonora south to Jalisco and Michoacán.  Little is known about its breeding, clutch size, incubation, or fledging, but it is seen in small groups on its breeding grounds from March through August, and it nests in cavities, probably in trees.  Its wintering range is unknown, but most likely inland in South America.

Distribution of the Sinaloa Martin
Enlarge
  • Year-round
  • Migration
  • Breeding
  • Non-Breeding
Distribution of the Sinaloa Martin

Recommended Citation

Fang, E. D. and T. S. Schulenberg (2010). Sinaloa Martin (Progne sinaloae), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. https://doi.org/10.2173/nb.sinmar1.01