Tag Archives: South Asia

Sand Martin ringtone


The Sand Martin (Riparia riparia) is a migratory passerine bird in the swallow family. It has a wide array in summer, embracing virtually the whole of Europe and the Mediterranean countries, part of northern Asia and also North America. It winters in eastern and southern Africa, South America and South Asia. It is known as Bank Swallow in North America, and as Collared Sand Martin in South Asia, and sometimes as European Sand Martin. Riparia_riparia.mp3 (84 downloads)

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Red-breasted Flycatcher ringtone


The Red-breasted Flycatcher (Ficedula parva) is a small passerine bird in the Ancient World flycatcher family. It breeds in eastern Europe and across central Asia and is migratory, wintering in south Asia. It is a regular passage migrant in western Europe, whereas the Collared Flycatcher which breeds further west is rare. This is because of the different migration direction. Ficedula_parva.mp3 (48 downloads)

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Demoiselle Crane ringtone


The Demoiselle Crane, Anthropoides virgo, is a species of crane that breeds in Central Asia and winters in India, with a few establish in Cyprus and eastern Turkey as well. The crane annually migrates to Africa and South Asia in winter. The bird is symbolically noteworthy in the culture of North India and Pakistan, where it is known as the koonj. Anthropoides_virgo.mp3 (92 downloads)

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