Purple Martin

Progne subis

Order

PASSERIFORMES

Family

Swallows (Hirundinidae)

Code 4

PUMA

Code 6

PROSUB

ITIS

HEAD

Purple Martin Head Illustration
  • Bill Shape: All-purpose
  • Eye Color: Dark brown.
  • Head pattern: Plain
  • Crown Color: Glossy dark purple-blue
  • Forehead Color: Glossy dark purple-blue
  • Nape Color: Glossy dark purple-blue
  • Throat Color: Glossy dark purple-blue
  • Cere color: No Data

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BODY

Purple-Martin Body Illustration
  • Length Range: 18-22 cm (7.25-8.5 in)
  • Weight: 48-57 g (1.7-2 oz)
  • Size: Small (5 - 9 in)
  • Color Primary: Blue, Black, Purple or Violet, Sheen or Iridescence
  • Underparts: Glossy dark purple-blue
  • Upperparts: Glossy dark purple-blue
  • Back Pattern: Solid
  • Belly Pattern: Solid
  • Breast Pattern: Solid

FLIGHT

Purple-Martin Flight Illustration
  • Flight Pattern: Strong with graceful flight.
  • Wingspan Range: 39-43 cm (15.5-16.75 in)
  • Wing Shape: Pointed-Wings
  • Tail shape: Notched Tail
  • Tail Pattern: Solid
  • Upper Tail: Black
  • Under Tail: Black
  • Leg Color: Black
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Head Feathers and Markings X
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