All photographs copyright (2003-2013) by Kris H. Light

<strong>Purple Martin</strong> - male
<em>Progne subis</em>
San Antonio, TX
March 24, 2009

I had been wanting to get a photo of a Purple Martin for a long time, so I was glad to find this fellow at the San Antonio Botanical Gardens. These birds l...
Purple Martin - male
Progne subis
San Antonio, TX
March 24, 2009

I had been wanting to get a photo of a Purple Martin for a long time, so I was glad to find this fellow at the San Antonio Botanical Gardens. These birds live in large colonies and will readily nest in houses provided for them. Martins are great insect-eaters that catch their prey in the air.

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