a large American swallow, Progne subis, the male of which is blue-black.
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How to use purple martin in a sentence
The nesting site of the purple martin has likewise been changed in a most radical fashion.The Bird Study Book | Thomas Gilbert Pearson
Not even the little house wren has adapted itself so quickly to civilised men's homes, as the swift and purple martin.Birds Every Child Should Know | Neltje Blanchan
The purple martin belongs to this family; it is common in the South but rare in the Northern States.Endurance Test | Alan Douglas
Among swallows, the beautiful and graceful purple martin is most worthy of protection.Checking the Waste | Mary Huston Gregory
The bank swallow also lays white eggs, as does the chimney swallow, the white-bellied swallow, and the purple martin.Riverby | John Burroughs