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The house Martin is a migratory passerine bird of the swallow family.It has glossy blue/black upper parts and pure white under parts.
It has a forked tail and spends much of its time on the wing gathering its insect prey.
They eat mainly insects.
It builds a mud nest below the eaves of a building.
They are 12cm in length
They have a wingspan of 25 to 29cm
They weigh in at between 15 and 23g
They are often mistaken for
Swallows, swifts, sand martins.
They breed between May and August when insects are abundant They lay between 4 and 5 white eggs incubated by the male and the female for 14 to 16 days.
Both parents feed them.
The chicks leave the nest after 22 days