Galapagos Martin (Progne modesta) - HBW 9, p. 657
French: Hirondelle sombre
Spanish: Golondrina de Galápagos
Taxonomy: Progne Modesta Gould, 1839, San Salvador (James) Island, Galapagos Archipelago.
Forms a superspecies with others of genus apart from P. tapera. This species and P. murphyi and P. elegans often treated as conspecific. Species initially named Hirundo concolor, but this name is invalid, as preoccupied. Monotypic.
Distribution: Galapagos Is: present on all islands except Wenman (Wolf), Culpepper (Darwin), Marchena (Bindloe), Pinta (Abingdon), Rábida (Jervis) and Genovesa (Tower).
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Three males and two females of this poorly known species perched on a cliff.
Locality Isabela, Galapagos Islands (Monotypic species)
Dusan Brinkhuizen 24 January 2014 3 weeks ago ADDED LAST MONTH 3.7
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