And winters in sub saharan africa and tropical asia it feeds on insects which are caught in flight and it migrates to climates where flying. Wings and tail are black gray.
House martin a eurasian swallow delichon urbica with a slightly forked tail and a white and bluish black plumage house martin delichon urbica a bird of the family hirundinidae order passeriformes.
Common house martin. The middle of the body has a wide white band. The feathers are black with a blue gloss. Body length 15 cm.
It soars on wide triangular wings. A swallow of eurasia and africa having blue black plumage a white rump and white underparts and a forked tail. Flight is graceful swift and direct on rapidly beating wings.
The common house martin utters a hard prrt or longer and plaintive pri pit similar to pebbles rubbed together as contact call. Common house martin synonyms common house martin pronunciation common house martin translation english dictionary definition of common house martin. Weight about 20 g.
The common house martin delichon urbicum sometimes called the northern house martin or particularly in europe just house martin is a migratory passerine bird of the swallow family which breeds in europe north africa and across the palearctic. The alarm call is a high pitched tsitsitsitsier and some shorter variants tsieer. The common house martin is a bird seen throughout all of europe.
Also called martlet. Legs covered in white down. In the winter months these martins leave europe and only a few will remain around the mediterranean sea the rest will migrate into africa.
Small swallow metallic dark blue mantle and crown. When threatened it utters hissing distress calls. Solid white rump distinguishes it from other swallows.
The underside of the. It makes use of any building structure to build its nest usually under the eaves.