Swallows and Martins (Hirundinidae)

Galapagos Martin (Progne modesta) - HBW 9, p. 657

French: Hirondelle sombre German: Galapagosschwalbe 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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