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Dusky Crag Martin - BirdForum Opus

Photo by Dr.Divyang Dave
West India, February 2017
Ptyonoprogne concolor

Hirundo concolor


13cm (5 in).

  • Dark sooty brown overall plumage
  • Paler underparts
  • Square tail


Asia: found from India east to southern China, Myanmar, Thailand and Indochina.


Previously included in genus Hirundo.


There are 2 subspecies[1]:

  • P. c. concolor :
  • P. c. sintaungensis:


Gorges, cliffs, thorn forests.



There is no information about dietary items. They sometimes feed in groups, but more often alone or in pairs. They often associate with other hirundine species.


It builds a half saucer shaped nest from mud, attached to walls of buildings.


Recording by Alok Tewari
Continuous call of Dusky Crag Martin is heard in the recording; sound of fast flowing River Ganga and faint calls of Rose-ringed Parakeet and Common Tailorbird are heard, as well.
River Ganga, Rishikesh, Himalayan Foothills, Uttarakhand Himalayas, India, 6 October 2023.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2016. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2016, with updates to August 2016. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Nagpur Birds
  3. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved April 2017)
  4. Wikipedia

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