Pale martin

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Pale martin
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Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Hirundinidae
Genus: Riparia
Species: R. diluta
Binomial name
Riparia diluta
(Sharpe & Wyatt, 1893)

The pale martin or pale sand martin (Riparia diluta) is a small passerine bird in the swallow family.

It is found in open habitats such as farmland, grassland and savannah, usually near water. It is found from central Asia to southeastern China.[2] The species was formerly considered a subspecies of the sand martin.[3]


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2016). "Riparia diluta". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2016: e.T22736052A104327357. Retrieved 25 May 2017. 
  2. ^ "Swallows « IOC World Bird List". Retrieved 2017-07-18. 
  3. ^ "Riparia diluta (Pale Sand Martin) - Avibase". Retrieved 2017-07-18. 
  • 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.