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    • Progne subis
  • Spanish
    • Golondrina azulnegra
  • French
    • hirondelle noire
  • English
    • Purple Martin
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    • PUMA
  • Portuguese
    • Andorinha-roxa

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Purple Martin Progne subis

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pwdeacon

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May 8, 2015 11:50 AM EDT

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Purple Martin Progne subis

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gcwarbler

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July 16, 2016 04:32 PM CDT

Description

Here are two screen captures from videos I took of the Purple Martin roost along I-35 in Austin in July. (The date is correct but the time stamp is wrong on these images; the videos were recorded at about 9:50 p.m.) These images can't begin to capture the numbers of birds coming to roost or the energy and noise they generate. This was recorded during one of Travis Audubon Society's Purple Martin Party's this year. Estimates of the size of the flock in the roost are upwards of 100,000 PUMA, perhaps double that. Uncountable, really.

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ehjalmarson

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May 9, 2015 10:50 AM CDT

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psweet

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April 20, 2014 10:50 AM CDT

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SONY DSC

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nanorca13

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May 25, 2012 09:28 PM PDT

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MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERA

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belyykit

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April 7, 2012 06:05 PM EDT

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heatherpickard

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May 25, 2010

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toxmace

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July 4, 2015 05:25 PM EDT

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Immatures.

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dmh

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April 16, 2016 09:45 AM CDT

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varajuan

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June 9, 2016 06:39 AM MDT

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Purple Martin Progne subis

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jokurtz

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May 24, 2014 10:50 AM HST

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Purple Martin Progne subis

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ggoatboy

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June 14, 2008 07:17 AM CDT

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Washington Island

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Description from Wikipedia

The Purple Martin (Progne subis) is the largest North American swallow. These aerial acrobats have speed and agility in flight, and when approaching their housing, will dive from the sky at great speeds with their wings tucked.

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Conservation Summary

Source: BirdLife International (2011) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 31/07/2011.
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