Species of Thailand

Pale sand martin

Riparia diluta, Richard Bowdler Sharpe & Claude Wilmott Wyatt, 1893

(In Thai: นกนางแอ่นทรายสีจาง)

The pale martin or pale sand martin (Riparia diluta) is a small passerine bird in the swallow family.

It is found in open habitats such as farmland, grassland and savannah, usually near water. It is found from Central Asia to southeastern China. The species was formerly considered a subspecies of the sand martin.

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Category / Seasonal Status

Wiki listed status (concerning Thai population): Accidental

BCST Category: Recorded in an apparently wild state within the last 50 years

BCST Seasonal status: Non-breeding visitor

Scientific classification

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Aves
Order
Passeriformes
Family
Hirundinidae
Genus
Riparia
Species
Riparia diluta

Common names

  • Thai: นกนางแอ่นทรายสีจาง

Conservation status

Least Concern (IUCN 3.1)

Least Concern (IUCN 3.1)

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Pale sand martin

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