Brazza's Martin Phedina brazzae

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A typical martin with brown upperparts and pale underparts strongly marked with dark streaks. Juvenile is rustier, with a paler chin and throat, and is less boldly streaked below. Resident and restricted to forest-fringed rivers between south Congo and central Angola, breeding in small groups in sandbanks. Despite being fairly common, the species’ vocalizations are unknown. No other martins within its range are streaked below.

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