• Photo taken Locality: Greece, Crete, Crete isl.
  • Photo taken by:
    Dretakis, M.
  • Photo taken date:
    March 2013
Eurasian Crag Martin
Passerine Birds

Photo of the Crag Martin, Ptyonoprogne rupestris. A swallow/martin that nests on mountains, gorges and steep coasts. Unlike its relatives some Crag Martin population do not migrate far south and many stay in winter in Mediterranean and especially on Crete where prefers sunny areas in the south and wetlands. Here a nest in Ideon Antron Cave, on Ida Mt, Crete.