Pale Sand Martin Riparia diluta

Pale Sand Martin
Pale Sand Martin
Pale Sand Martin
The Pale Sand Martin, sometimes called just the Pale Martin, is very similar to the Sand Martin but has paler brown plumage, especially a paler bib.
It is sometimes recognised as a full species and sometimes as a subspecies of the Sand Martin.
Pale Sand Martin
Pale Sand Martin
Pale Sand Martin
The Pale Sand Martin is native to Central Asia, the northern part of the Indian sub-continent and western China; it winters in southern India.
Pale Sand Martin
Pale Sand Martin
Pale Sand Martin
Like the Sand Martins, they nest communally in holes in sandy bank and cliff edges.
Pale Sand Martin
Pale Sand Martin
Pale Sand Martin
Male and female have similar plumage and both feed the young in the nest.
Pale Sand Martin
Pale Sand Martin
Pale Sand Martin
Pale Sand Martin
Pale Sand Martin
Pale Sand Martin