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    • Progne subis
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    • Golondrina azulnegra
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Purple Martin Progne subis

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carloscarrera

Date

June 11, 2015

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Purple Martin Progne subis

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aguilita

Date

July 6, 2015

Description

Purple Martin (Progne subis)

6 July 2015: While visiting Wise County Park in Chico, Texas we observed scores of Purple Martins (Progne subis) in particular juveniles and females flying over and at the water's edge of Lake Bridgeport. The 11,954-acre Lake Bridgeport is the central attraction of this regional park. Some of these birds perched on the utility posts and wires that provide electricity to the existing facilities and allowed us enough time to be able to document their presence. Lake Bridgeport was filled beyond capacity due to the historic rains that had fallen recently in the region and across the state of Texas. Wise County Park is administered by the county government of Wise County, Texas. It is a place that has its own charm and provides wildlife a place to thrive.

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Purple Martin Progne subis

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marknenadov

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the past

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Purple Martin Progne subis

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fm5050

Date

July 25, 2015 10:42 AM EDT

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Shorts Beach, DE July 25, 2015

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Purple Martin Progne subis

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botanygirl

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August 11, 2015 01:12 PM EDT

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Purple Martin Progne subis

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botanygirl

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August 11, 2015 01:11 PM EDT

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Purple Martin Progne subis

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September 9, 2013

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Purple Martin Progne subis

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jasontouleyrou

Date

August 8, 2015 04:28 PM EDT

Description

Lisa observed a purple martin during the BioBlitz Bat Walk. Observed near the wild flower garden on the Cranbrook Campus.

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Purple Martin Progne subis

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wendy5

Date

August 1, 2015

Description

The local Audubon Society has built nest boxes for Purple Martins on the pier. They are quite noisy birds!

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Purple Martin Progne subis

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gibbons

Date

July 25, 2015 08:30 PM CDT

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Migration roost

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Purple Martin Progne subis

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nanorca13

Date

May 31, 2015 04:05 PM PDT

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Description

Purple Martins at nest boxes in the Campbell River estuary.

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Purple Martin Progne subis

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cyric

Date

July 5, 2015 11:58 AM EDT

Description

A male Purple Martin at RISD Beach with a Painted Skimmer.

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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.