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    • Progne subis
  • Spanish
    • Golondrina azulnegra
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    • hirondelle noire
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    • Purple Martin
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    • Andorinha-roxa

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Recent observations

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Purple Martin Progne subis

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greglasley

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March 28, 2015

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krancmm

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March 27, 2015 11:07 AM CDT

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purple martin Progne subis

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butterflies4fun

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March 23, 2015 06:03 PM CDT

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blubayou

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March 23, 2015 10:34 AM CDT

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chrisgoforth

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March 17, 2015 01:58 PM EDT

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Purple Martin Progne subis

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tchristensen

Date

March 17, 2015

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Purple Martin Progne subis

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dwboston

Date

March 19, 2015 02:55 PM CDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

We raised the martin house yesterday and a couple were almost immediately swooping around it. This afternoon when I got home, there were two males and a female. Unfortunately, there were also several sparrows and a starling or two. The house may have to be replaced after this season. After 20+ years, it was almost impossible to get it raised yesterday.

03/19/2015, 2:55 PM
Canon EOS 7D Mark II, 1/1250 sec, f/8, 560mm (EF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM +1.4x III), ISO 400 (auto), Exp comp +1/3

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greglasley

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March 15, 2015

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Purple martin Progne subis

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tnewman

Date

March 12, 2015

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First Purple martins I've seen this spring.

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purple martin Progne subis

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crayonponyfish

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March 10, 2015

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Purple Martin Progne subis

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taogirl

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March 9, 2015

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Purple Martin Progne subis

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jacestansbury

Date

March 3, 2015 05:15 PM CST

Description

Spotted 3-5 adult purple martins flying near my colony.

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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.