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Encyclopedia > Caribbean Martin
Caribbean Martin
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Hirundinidae
Genus: Progne
Species: dominicensis
Binomial name
Progne dominicensis
(Gmelin, 1789)

The Caribbean Martin or White-bellied Martin, Progne dominicensis, is a large swallow. Scientific classification - Wikipedia /**/ @import /skins/monobook/IE50Fixes. ... Phyla Porifera (sponges) Ctenophora (comb jellies) Cnidaria Placozoa Bilateria Acoelomorpha Orthonectida Rhombozoa ?Myxozoa Superphylum Deuterostomia    Chordata (vertebrates, etc. ... Typical Classes Subphylum Urochordata - Tunicates Ascidiacea Thaliacea Larvacea Subphylum Cephalochordata - Lancelets Subphylum Myxini - Hagfishes Subphylum Vertebrata - Vertebrates Petromyzontida - Lampreys Placodermi (extinct) Chondrichthyes - Cartilaginous fishes Acanthodii (extinct) Actinopterygii - Ray-finned fishes Actinistia - Coelacanths Dipnoi - Lungfishes Amphibia - Amphibians Reptilia - Reptiles Aves - Birds Mammalia - Mammals Chordates (phylum Chordata) include the vertebrates, together with... For other meanings of bird, see bird (disambiguation). ... Families Many, see text A passerine is a bird of the giant order Passeriformes. ... Genera Many, see text. ... In biology, binomial nomenclature is a standard convention used for naming species. ... Johann Friedrich Gmelin (August 8, 1748 - November 1, 1804) was a German naturalist and botanist. ... 1789 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... Genera Many, see text. ...


The nominate race P. d. dominicensis breeds on Caribbean islands from Jamaica east to Tobago, P. d. sinaloae is the west Mexican subspecies, and P. d. cryptoleuca (Cuban Martin) is found on Cuba. There are sight records from mainland Central and South America, and most birds appear to migrate to the South American mainland. The Caribbean or the West Indies is a group of islands in the Caribbean Sea. ... Tobago is an island in the southern Caribbean Sea, part of the nation of Trinidad and Tobago. ... Central America is the region of North America located between the southern border of Mexico and the northwest border of Colombia, in South America. ... South America South America is a continent crossed by the equator, with most of its area in the Southern Hemisphere. ... Long-distance land bird migration Many species of land birds migrate very long distances, the most common pattern being for birds to breed in the temperate or arctic northern hemisphere and winter in warmer regions, often in the tropics or the southern hemisphere. ...


The three races have at various times been considered as separate species, or alternatively as races of the Purple Martin, Progne subis. Binomial name Progne subis (Linnaeus, 1766) The Purple Martin, Progne subis, is the largest North American swallow at 20 cm length. ...


The Caribbean Martin nests in cavities in banks and buildings, or old woodpecker holes. 3-6 eggs are laid in the lined nest, and incubated for 15 days, with another 26-27 to fledging. Genera Many, see text. ...


Adult Caribbean Martins are 18.5 cm in length, with a forked tail and relatively broad wings, and weigh 40g. Adult males are a glossy blue-black with contrasting white lower underparts. Females and juveniles are duller than the male, with grey-brown breast and flanks and white lower underparts.


Caribbean Martins are gregarious birds which hunt for insects in flight. Their call is a gurgly chew-chew. Orders Subclass Apterygota Symphypleona - globular springtails Subclass Archaeognatha (jumping bristletails) Subclass Dicondylia Monura - extinct Thysanura (common bristletails) Subclass Pterygota Diaphanopteroidea - extinct Palaeodictyoptera - extinct Megasecoptera - extinct Archodonata - extinct Ephemeroptera (mayflies) Odonata (dragonflies and damselflies) Infraclass Neoptera Blattodea (cockroaches) Mantodea (mantids) Isoptera (termites) Zoraptera Grylloblattodea Dermaptera (earwigs) Plecoptera (stoneflies) Orthoptera (grasshoppers, crickets...


References

  • Swallows and Martins by Turner and Rose ISBN 0-7470-3205-5
  • Birds of Venezuela by Hilty, ISBN 0-7136-6418-5
  • Birds of Trinidad and Tobago by ffrench, ISBN 0-7136-6759-1

  Results from FactBites:
 
Caribbean Martin - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (228 words)
The Caribbean Martin or White-bellied Martin, Progne dominicensis, is a large swallow.
Adult Caribbean Martins are 18.5 cm in length, with a forked tail and relatively broad wings, and weigh 40g.
Caribbean Martins are gregarious birds which hunt for insects in flight.
Choosing a Destination: St. Martin | caribbean-guide.info (662 words)
Martin, officially a part of the French-Caribbean territory of Guadeloupe, is known for its French culture, with top-notch French cuisine and a distinctly French sophistication.
Martin is the northern half of this island shared by the Dutch and French.
Martin is the larger half of the island, covering approximately 20 square miles.
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