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Pale Martin Riparia diluta  
Pale Martin
Photographer : © Vinay Das
Location :Near Ropar, Punjab, India
Date : 24 October 2011
English synonyms:Pale Sand Martin, Eastern Sand Martin, Iranian Sand Martin, Sand Martin, Siberian Collared Sand Martin
Bird Family :Hirundininae - Martins & Swallows
Red Data Status :Not Evaluated
Remarks :These record shots are included here since there is a certain amount of confusion in the taxonomy of the Pale Martin/Sand Martin complex. These birds are presumably of the form indica.

Birds did seem to be popping in and out of small holes in the cliff but were not seen carrying food or nesting material. - Abhijit Menon Sen