Purple Martin (Progne subis) {Bird}

CENTRAL FLORIDA CRITTER OF THE DAY: Purple Martin (Progne subis) {Bird}

A cavity nesting bird that readily uses multi-roomed housing provided by humans. Very specific requirements to move in. Likes habitat near fresh water.

Diet consists of primarily insects including: beetles, flies, dragonflies, damselflies, leafhoppers, grasshoppers, crickets, butterflies, moths, wasps, bees, caddisflies, spiders, cicadas, termites, and mayflies.

Learn: http://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Purple_Martin/lifehistory

My take: http://www.beautifulwildlifegarden.com/birds-who-tease-purple-martins.html


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