Tree Martin
Adult, Profile
Tree Martin
Adult, Blue Back
Tree Martin (Petrochelidon nigricans)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Chordates (Chordata) - Birds (Aves)
Order: Perching Birds (Passeriformes)
Family: Swallow (Hirundinidae)     iNaturalist Observation
Species: Tree Martin (Petrochelidon nigricans)
This Photo:     Adult, Back

Thank you Antoni Camozzato for confirming the id of this species for us

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA), the Adelaide Hills and elsewhere
Like woodswallows when flying.
Rusty forehead + rump, deep blue/black jacket and crown. Brown streaked white breast.

Copyright © 2013-2024 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 05-Nov-2013
This species is classed as NT (Near Threatened) in the Murray Mallee, SA, by DENR (Regional Species Status Assessments, July 2010)