The House Martin, also called Common or Northern House Martin, breeds in Eurasia and North Africa and winters in southern Africa/Asia.
The word "house" in its name refers to its preference for nesting on human-built houses and structures. Male and female have similar plumage.
House Martins gathering mud to make their nests.
House martins make their nests of dried mud and saliva under eaves of buildings.
This nest is in the light recess of a petrol station canopy.
Nests are built in any suitable, sheltered architectural feature.
They nest in colonies of several birds.