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Birds - Purple Martin
Class:Aves Order:Passeriformes Family:Hirundinidae


Purple Martin, Progne subis. These male swallows come in a gorgeous, dark purply/blue-black color. The females (like the females of so many species of bird) are brown, tan and white. Have you ever seen those funny looking birdhouse, sometimes with gourds painted white on tall poles, they sort of resemble something The Jetsons would live in? Those are built for Martins. This Purple Martin was photographed by Nick Varvel.

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