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Common Name:Martin, Purple
Scientific Name:Progne subis
Family:Hirundinidae (Swallows)
Area:Tenmile Lakes County Boat Ramp, Oregon
Date:April 20, 2013

Purple Martins are well know to prefer colonial nesting. Here a female (top) and a male (lower) discuss moving into a new apartment soon after arriving from their long migration from South America.

Reference:National Geographic Guide to the Birds of Western North America by Dunn & Alderfer