Purple martins by Chris J. Slabaugh

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Published by C.J. Slabaugh in [Illinois?] .

Written in English

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Subjects:

  • Purple martin -- Miscellanea.

Edition Notes

Book details

Other titles"400" questions & answers
StatementChris J. Slabaugh, Sr.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsQL696.P247 S58 1994
The Physical Object
Pagination192 p. :
Number of Pages192
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL560500M
LC Control Number96144179

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Originally they nested in natural cavities such as old woodpecker holes or roof ledges. Natural cavities are important to martins. With a small bill, they are incapable of excavating cavities themselves.The purple martin (Progne subis) is the largest swallow in North America.

Despite their name, purple martins are not truly purple. Their dark blackish-blue feathers have an iridescent sheen caused by the refraction of incident light giving them a bright blue to navy blue or deep purple appearance.

In some light they may even appear green in color.

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