Grey-breasted Martin Progne chalybea
Gray-breasted Martin, Alta Floresta, Brazil, April 2003 - click for larger image Brazil

The Grey-breasted Martin is distributed from Central America through most of South America south to central Argentina but excluding the Andes south of Colombia.

It is found in towns and semi-open areas especially near water.

Upperparts are shiny metallic dark blue while the throat and middle of the breast are grayish-brown and the belly and crissum are white.

The first photo shows it in the town of Alta Floresta with one Brown-chested Martin Progne tapera perched between a female Grey-breasted Martin above with brownish forehead and cheeks and a male below.

Gray-breasted Martin, Aguas de São Pedro, São Paulo, Brazil, August 2004 - click for larger image There is an illustration in Ridgely & Tudor, Volume 1, Plate 2.
Gray-breasted Martin, Aguas de São Pedro, São Paulo, Brazil, August 2004 - click for larger image
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