Purple Martin - Progne subis

Length 8.0 in (20.3 cm)
Weight 1.7-2.3 oz (48-64 g)
Clutch Size 4-5
Chicks at birth Altricial
IUCN Conservation Status Least Concern
Continents:NA, SA

The Purple Martin is the largest swallow found in North America. They breed mostly in the eastern half of North America and migrate to South America for winters. Their existence has been serious threatened by the introduction of European Starlings to North American. Purple Martins eat insects they catch in the air.

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