My Best Nest: A Purple Martin Story
Purple Martin travels
Purple Martin Nestlings
Enemy #1: Starling
Enemy #2: House Sparrow
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How martins disperse in their first few months after hatching
Dispersal of young martins in their hatching summer: Pennsylvania study
Dispersal of young martins in their hatching summer: Ohio study
How far do martins disperse in their hatching summer?
What was the farthest distance recorded in these two articles?
International recoveries of Martins banded in the United States
What country recovered the most banded purple martins?
Purple Martin names in various languages
English: Purple martin
French: Hirodelle noire or Hirondelle pourpree
Portuguese: Andorinha púrpura
Spanish: Golondrina grande negruzca or Golondrina azul americana or Golondrina purpúrea
Cherokee: Clu-clu or Tlu-tlu
Where were these languages spoken when martins received these names?
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