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The purple martin

The purple martin

Author: Robin W Doughty; Rob Fergus
Publisher: Austin : University of Texas Press, 2002.
Series: Corrie Herring Hooks series, 52.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
"One of the surest harbingers of spring is the return of Purple Martins to the houses that people put up across the United States to attract these companionable birds. The bustle of courting, rearing nestlings, and fledgling young martins fills the summer months, until approaching autumn lures the martins to their winter range in South America. Then human landlords refurbish their martin houses and wait for another
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Robin W Doughty; Rob Fergus
ISBN: 029271615X 9780292716155
OCLC Number: 47443767
Description: viii, 93 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: Classification : species and names --
Migration and range --
Colonial regard : early interest in martins --
Martins and bird protection --
Life of the purple martin --
Purple martin promotion --
Series Title: Corrie Herring Hooks series, 52.
Responsibility: Robin Doughty and Rob Fergus.


Features the history of Purple Martin and its centuries-long companionship with people. This work discusses the martin's scientific classification and names, its migration and range, and its family  Read more...
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