Birdorable Purple Martin

Baby Birdorable: Purple Martin

August 24th, 2011 in Baby Birds, Swallows 2 comments

If you think our Birdorable birds are cute as adults, what about when they are babies? Below are some baby photos (shared via Flickr) of the Purple Martin. Purple Martins nest in cavities, and today they breed almost exclusively in man-made nestboxes, usually arranged communally in a condo-style setup. Clutch size typically ranges from three to six eggs. Incubation lasts from 15 to 18 days and the babies fledge 28 or 29 days after hatching.

Coolest purple martin house ever
Coolest purple martin house ever by tapescraper
Purple Martins
Purple Martins by mauricholas/ Maureen Leong-Kee
Purple Martin Eggs - First Clutch of the Year
Purple Martin Eggs - First Clutch of the Year by OakleyOriginals
First Hatchlings of the Year
First Hatchlings of the Year by OakleyOriginals
Purple Martins, Just Hatched
Purple Martins, Just Hatched by OakleyOriginals
Purple Martins, Days Old
Purple Martins, Days Old by OakleyOriginals
purple martins
purple martins by mmarchin
Purple Martin Fledglings
Purple Martin Fledglings by OakleyOriginals
Fly Purple Martin Fledglings!
Fly Purple Martin Fledglings! by OakleyOriginals
Purple Martin Fledgling
Purple Martin Fledgling by OakleyOriginals
Purple Martins; females and fledglings
Purple Martins; females and fledglings by rengel134

Most of the photos shared here were probably taken by Purple Martin landlords. To learn more about how to help these birds, visit the Purple Martin Conservation Association. And be sure to check out our Birdorable Purple Martin t-shirts and gifts!