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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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terathopius

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June 19, 2015 04:07 PM HST

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Purple Martin Progne subis

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vncdatatech01

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July 12, 2014

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Purple Martin Progne subis

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catabbott

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June 2, 2009

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Purple Martin Progne subis

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dmh

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April 3, 2014

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Purple Martin Progne subis

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juancruzado

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March 29, 2015 09:11 AM CST

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Purple Martin Progne subis

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annikaml

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July 15, 2006

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Purple Martin Progne subis

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paulcools

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February 6, 2010 11:51 PM GMT

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Purple Martin Progne subis

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dendroica

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May 12, 2007 01:07 PM EDT

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Purple Martin Progne subis

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larry522

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August 22, 2015 09:10 AM EDT

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Purple Martin Progne subis

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norma6201

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August 4, 2015 06:36 AM MST

Description

Found several Purple Martins flying around a large saguaro on the bank above Cienega Creek. Both male & females. Females were entering cavities near top of Saguaro, male was resting on top.
Martins have inhabited this Saguaro on previous years during this time of year for nesting or roosting.

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carloscarrera

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June 11, 2015

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Purple Martin Progne subis

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aguilita

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July 6, 2015

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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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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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