A migratory and at the same time, resident species for Cyprus and the Akamas peninsula. The populations which live / breed at higher altitudes on the island, often move down at lower elevations during the winter. It’s seen usually in groups, mostly at semi-mountainous and mountainous areas, near sites with steep cliffs, boulders and canyons, where it breeds in colonies.
Its nest is made of mud, looks like a half funnel attached on a vertical spot and it’s open above. It’s not often seen though because it avoids breeding near human settlements and because of the difficulty to approach areas it uses. It looks like a House Martin in size and shape, with slightly shorter tail, grey-brown upperparts and with paler underparts. In flight it shows the characteristic white markings near the edge of the tail.