Order: Passeriformes | Family: Hirundinidae | IUCN Status: Least Concern
Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Loreto|Madre de Dios
Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Southern Brazil
Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Lambayeque, Peru
Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Amazonia, Brazil
Status: The Brown-chested Martin is common and widespread in Amazonia where it is known to range up to 1260 m along the foothill of the Andes. The Austral migrant fusca is expected in Peru during the months of April through October. It also occurs in the humid semi-deciduous forest of extreme northwest Peru in Tumbes. It also occurs in Co, Ec, Br, Bo, and Ch.
Name in Spanish: Martín de Pecho Pardo.
Sub-species: Brown-chested Martin (Progne tapera tapera), (Linnaeus), 1766. N South America from Caribbean coast and Trinidad S, E of Andes, to Amazonian & NE Brazil, also W of Andes in SW Ecuador (S from Guayas) and NW Peru (Tumbes).
(Progne tapera fusca), (Vieillot), 1817. breeds SE Bolivia and S & E Brazil S to C Argentina (Mendoza, La Pampa, Buenos Aires) and Uruguay; migrates N to N South America and Panama.
Meaning of Name: Progne: Gr.Progne or Procne= daughter of King Pandion of Athens and wife to King Tereus of Thrace. tapera: Tupí name Taperá home living (bird), for a sort of swallow.
- Species range based on: Schulenberg, T. S., D. F. Stotz, and L. Rico. 2006. Distribution maps of the birds of Peru, version 1.0. Environment, Culture & Conservation (ECCo). The Field Museum. http://fm2.fieldmuseum.org/uw_test/birdsofperu on 03/01/2016.