Purple Martin

Progne subis - Hirondelle noire

Systematics
  • Order 
    :

    Passeriformes

  • Family
    :

    Hirundinidés

  • Genus
    :

    Progne

  • Species
    :

    subis

Descriptor

Linnaeus, 1758

Biometrics
  • Size
    : 19 cm
  • Wingspan
    : -
  • Weight
    : 48 à 64 g
Geographic range

Distribution

Description identification

Purple Martin (Progne subis) is a species of bird in the Hirundinidae family.

Subspecific information 3 Subspecies

  • Progne subis subis (s Canada, e USA and e Mexico)
  • Progne subis hesperia (sw USA and nw Mexico)
  • Progne subis arboricola (w USA and n Mexico)

Foreign names

  • Hirondelle noire,
  • Golondrina Purpúrea,
  • Andorinha-azul / Andorinha-roxa,
  • Purpurschwalbe,
  • bíborfecske,
  • Purperzwaluw,
  • Rondine viola,
  • Blå storsvala,
  • Purpursvale,
  • lastovička purpurová,
  • jiřička modrolesklá,
  • Purpursvale,
  • sinipääsky,
  • oreneta porpra,
  • jaskółczak modry,
  • purpura čurkste,
  • Большая ласточка,
  • ムラサキツバメ,
  • 紫崖燕,
  • 紫崖燕,

Voice song and cries

Hirondelle noire
adult

Habitat

Forest : Temperate, Subtropical/Tropical Dry, Subtropical/Tropical Moist Lowland, Subtropical/Tropical Moist Montane ; Shrubland : Subtropical/Tropical Dry ; Wetlands (inland) : Bogs, Marshes, Swamps, Fens, Peatlands, Permanent Freshwater Lakes (over 8ha) ; Artificial/Terrestrial : Arable Land, Pastureland, Urban Areas

Geographic range

Illustration

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