Definition of purple martin in English:
A martin with purplish-blue plumage. It is the largest North American swallow, and the male is the only swallow with uniform dark plumage on its belly.
- Progne subis, family Hirundinidae
- It is also a good place for bird watching; call ahead to book a guided bird walk, where you might see tree swallows, red-winged blackbirds, egrets, herons, warblers, purple martins, and mocking birds.
- Some of those species include bluebirds, robins, titmice, chickadees, nuthatches, wrens, tree and barn swallows, purple martins, owls, flycatchers, and woodpeckers.
- Other swallows include barn swallows, cliff swallows, and purple martins.
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