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Purple Martin

Progne subis


I found this little guy on the toolbox on my Dad's truck. Does anyone know what kind of bird it is?


Rosa Maria
Rosa Maria 8 years ago

Actually the more I am looking at this the more I think it may be a juvenile Barn Swallow. I'm not so sure.

Rosa Maria
Rosa Maria 8 years ago

Hmmm...I'm pretty sure it is in the Hirunidae family which consist of the martins and swallows. I would say this is a female Purple Martin (maybe still in the juvenile phase). However I am unsure with the variation of subspecies. I don't think females this pale are found on the east side of the U.S.

The MnMs
The MnMs 8 years ago

Looks like a baby swallow :-)

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West Virginia, USA

Spotted on Jul 11, 2015
Submitted on Jul 12, 2015

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