Grey-breasted Martin (Progne chalybea) - HBW 9, p. 656
French: Hirondelle chalybée
Spanish: Golondrina Pechigrís
Other common names: White-bellied Martin
Taxonomy: Hirundo chalybea J. F. Gmelin, 1789, Cayenne.
Forms a superspecies with others of genus apart from P. tapera. Hybrids with P. sinaloae and P. elegans recorded. Race warneri often merged with nominate. Race macrorhamphus formerly known as domestica, but latter name invalid, as preoccupied. Three subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- warneri A. R. Phillips, 1986 - W Mexico (S from S Sinaloa).
- chalybea (J. F. Gmelin, 1789) - E Mexico (from S Tamaulipas) S through Central America to Trinidad and N South America (S to NW Peru and, E of Andes, to N Bolivia, N Argentina and C & NE Brazil).
- macrorhamphus Brooke, 1974 - C Bolivia and E Brazil S to N Argentina (S to Mendoza, Córdoba and Buenos Aires) and Uruguay; migrates to N South America.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
VideosSee all 21 videos
A bird perched on an electricity wire. Locality Crooked Tree Wildlife Sanctuary, Belize District, Belize (ssp chalybea)
Pieter de Groot Boersma 1 August 2005 6 years ago 14 sec 3.6
Three birds perched. Locality Abra de Porculla, Piura Department, Peru
Yoel Jimenez 21 November 2012 17 weeks ago 14 sec 3.5
Two birds preening in cecropia tree Locality Kayserberg, Sipaliwini District, Suriname
Marc de Bont 17 February 2010 2 years ago 49 sec 3.3
A bird resting on a wire Locality Unare Lagoon, Anzoátegui State, Venezuela (ssp chalybea)
DAVID ASCANIO 31 August 2003 5 years ago 48 sec 3.3
A perched bird on a wire with a Purple Martin. Locality Crooked Tree Wildlife Sanctuary, Belize District, Belize (ssp chalybea)
Pieter de Groot Boersma 1 August 2005 6 years ago 14 sec 3.1
Singing on a wire by the airport. Somethig to do while the plane lands. Locality Inírida, Guainía Department, Colombia
mauricio rueda 12 weeks ago 22 sec 3
PhotosSee all 17 photos
On a wire
oleicfrisbee 1 year ago 3.2
sunbathing on the hospital roof
Locality San Fernando, Trinidad, Trinidad and Tobago
Sanjiv Parasram 6 January 2008 3 years ago 2.5
Bird in flight seen from below
Locality Maturín, Monagas State, Venezuela (ssp chalybea)
Mikko Pyhälä 30 March 2009 4 years ago 2.5
Locality Espirito Santo State, Brazil
Daniêl Jimenez 18 November 2005 4 years ago 2.3
Grey-breasted Martin nesting in a pole
Locality Córdoba Department, Colombia
Carlos Ruiz.- Guerra 14 March 2011 2 years ago 2