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Lives, Habitats & Pictures of the Martins

Purple Martin

There are at least two types of species of martins seen in Cuba. The Cuban Martin is the only native nesting martin. The Purle Martin is a migrant and is a native bird to North America. These non-native martins area visitors.

The martins are insect-eating birds and they catch their prey on the wing. The Purple Martin is a bird species that totally depends on man for its nesting habitat. These social gathering birds nest in multi-unit birdhouses. Once a new bird house is established the same birds will return year after year.

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