Grey-throated martin

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Grey-throated martin
Grey-throated Sand-martin Riparia chinensis by Dr. Raju Kasambe (5).jpg
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Hirundinidae
Genus: Riparia
R. chinensis
Binomial name
Riparia chinensis
(J. E. Gray, 1830)

The grey-throated martin or Asian plain martin[1] (Riparia chinensis) is a small passerine bird in the swallow family.

The grey-throated martin is found in open habitats such as farmland, grassland and savannah, usually near water. It is found from Tajikistan, Afghanistan and Indian subcontinent to southern China, Taiwan, and the northern Philippines.[1] It was formerly considered a subspecies of the "plain martin", since renamed the brown-throated martin.


  1. ^ a b c BirdLife International (2016). "Riparia chinensis". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2016: e.T103815539A104326369. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-3.RLTS.T103815539A104326369.en. Retrieved 14 January 2018.
  • Rasmussen, P.C., and J.C. Anderton. 2005. Birds of South Asia. The Ripley Guide. Volume 2: attributes and status. Smithsonian Institution and Lynx Edicions, Washington D.C. and Barcelona.