Order: Passeriformes | Family: Hirundinidae | IUCN Status: Least Concern
Age: Adult | Sex: Males and Females | Loc. Various Locations
Age: Adult | Sex: Males and Females | Loc. Huacho, Lima
Age: Adult | Sex: Males and Females | Loc. Amazonas, Brazil
Age: Adult | Sex: Males and Females | Loc. Imbabura, Ecuador
Status: The Purple Martin is a rare Boreal migrant to the Peruvian Amazon. Little is known about this species seasonality and movements but is expected in Peru during the months of August through April. It also occurs in Co, Ec, Br, and Bo.
Name in Spanish: Martín Purpúreo.
Sub-species: Purple Martin (Progne subis), Linnaeus, 1758.
Meaning of Name: Progne: Gr.Progne or Procne= daughter of King Pandion of Athens and wife to King Tereus of Thrace. subis: L. subis= type of bird that breaks eagles’ eggs, mentioned by the grammarian Nigidius Figulus.
- Species range based on: Schulenberg, T. S., D. F. Stotz, and L. Rico. 2006. Distribution maps of the birds of Peru, version 1.0. Environment, Culture & Conservation (ECCo). The Field Museum. http://fm2.fieldmuseum.org/uw_test/birdsofperu on 03/01/2016.