|Purple Martin Progne subis
Brazilian name: Andorinha-azul
|Fazenda Michelin, Bahia, Brazil and Roatan, Honduras
The Purple Martin breeds throughout a large part of North America and migrates southwards to South America during July to October returning north from mid-January onwards. See the distribution map at Birdlife International.
|It is to be found normally over more open country and usually near water.
The male, seen here in photo 1, is bluish-black but with steely-blue wing-feathers. The female, as in photos 2 and 3, has a greyish or whitish forecrown, a greyish throat and breast becoming whitish with streaks on the belly.
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