Purple Martin (Male)

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The Purple Martin (Progne subis) is the largest North American swallow at 20 cm length. Adults have a slightly forked tail. These “aerial acrobats” have speed and agility in flight, and when approaching their housing, will dive from the sky with their wings tucked at great speeds.


Birds: M-O


Edward Howe Forbush Useful Birds and Their Protection (Boston, MA: Massachusetts State Board of Agriculture, 1907)


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