Southern martin

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Southern martin
Male in Punta Tombo, Argentina
Scientific classification Edit this classification
Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Hirundinidae
Genus: Progne
P. elegans
Binomial name
Progne elegans
Baird, 1865

The southern martin (Progne elegans) is a species of bird in the family Hirundinidae.

It is found in Argentina and southern Bolivia; in winter it migrates to the western Amazon Basin.

Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forest, subtropical or tropical moist montane forest, subtropical or tropical dry lowland grassland, subtropical or tropical high-altitude grassland, and urban areas.


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2016). "Progne elegans". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2016: e.T22731723A95037131. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-3.RLTS.T22731723A95037131.en. Retrieved 13 November 2021.