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Purple Martin
Progne subis (Linnaeus, 1758)
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Order:
  Passeriformes
Family:
  Hirundinidae
Genus:
  Progne

Scientific:
  Progne subis

Citation:
  (Linnaeus, 1758)

Reference:
  Syst.Nat.ed.10 p.192

Protonym:
  Hirundo subis

Avibase ID:
  ACB9D1C6AB7F3371

Taxomic Serial Number:
TSN: 178464

Geographic range:

  • Progne subis subis: S Canada to highlands of c Mexico; >Brazil
  • Progne subis arboricola: Mts. of w North America
  • Progne subis hesperia: SW Arizona to nw Mexico (Sonora), s Baja Calif. and Isla Tiburón
Source: Clements checklist

English:
  Purple Martin
Czech:
  jiřička modrolesklá
German:
  Purpurschwalbe
Danish:
  Purpursvale
Spanish:
  Golondrina Purpúrea
Finnish:
  sinipääsky
French:
  Hirondelle noire
Icelandic:
  Purple Martin
Italian:
  Rondine purpurea
Japanese:
  murasakitsubame
Japanese:
  ムラサキツバメ
Dutch:
  Purperzwaluw
Norwegian:
  Purpursvale
Polish:
  jaskólczak modry
Portuguese:
  Andorinha-azul
Portuguese (Brazil):
  Andorinha-azul
Russian:
  Пурпурная лесная ласточка
Slovak:
  lastovička purpurová
Swedish:
  blå storsvala
Chinese:
  紫崖燕


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

American Ornithologists' Union 1st edition (1886):
   Purple Martin ( Progne subis)
American Ornithologists' Union 1st edition (incl. 1st suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 1st edition (incl. 2nd suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 1st edition (incl. 3rd suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 1st edition (incl. 4th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 1st edition (incl. 5th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 1st edition (incl. 6th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 1st edition (incl. 7th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 2nd edition (1895):
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American Ornithologists' Union 2nd edition (incl. 8th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 2nd edition (incl. 9th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 2nd edition (incl. 10th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 2nd edition (incl. 11th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 2nd edition (incl. 12th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 2nd edition (incl. 13th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 2nd edition (incl. 14th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 2nd edition (incl. 15th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 3rd edition (1910):
   Purple Martin ( Progne subis)
American Ornithologists' Union 3rd edition (incl. 16th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 3rd edition (incl. 17th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 3rd edition (incl. 18th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (1931):
   Purple Martin ( Progne subis)
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 31st suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 5th edition (1957):
   Purple Martin ( Progne subis)
American Ornithologists' Union 5th edition (incl. 32nd suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 5th edition (incl. 33rd suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 5th edition (incl. 34th suppl.):
   Purple Martin ( Progne subis)
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (1983):
   Purple Martin ( Progne subis)
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 35th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 36th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 37th suppl.):
   Purple Martin ( Progne subis)
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 38th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 39th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 40th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 41st suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (1998):
   Purple Martin ( Progne subis)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 42nd suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 43rd suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 44th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 45th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 46th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 47th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 48th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 49th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 50th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 51st suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 52nd suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 53rd suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 54th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 55th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 56th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 57th suppl.):
   Purple Martin ( Progne subis)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 58th suppl.):
   Purple Martin ( Progne subis)
Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
   Purple Martin ( Progne subis) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
   Purple Martin ( Progne subis) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
   Purple Martin ( Progne subis) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
   Purple Martin ( Progne subis) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 00:
   Purple Martin ( Progne subis) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 01:
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Birdlife checklist version 02:
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Birdlife checklist version 03:
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Birdlife checklist version 04:
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Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
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Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
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Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
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Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
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Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
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Birdlife checklist version 08 (Oct 2015):
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Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
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Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
   Purple Martin ( Progne subis) [version 1]
British Ornithologists' Union Checklist (7th edition):
   Purple Martin ( Progne subis)
British Ornithologists' Union Checklist (7th edition, incl. Jan 2009 suppl.):
   Purple Martin ( Progne subis)
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
   Hirondelle noire ( Progne subis) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
   Hirondelle noire ( Progne subis) [version 1]
Clements 1st edition:
   Purple Martin ( Progne subis) [version 1]
Clements 3rd edition:
   Purple Martin ( Progne subis) [version 1]
Clements 4th edition:
   Purple Martin ( Progne subis) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (as published):
   Purple Martin ( Progne subis) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
   Purple Martin ( Progne subis) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2001 revisions):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2002 revisions):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2003 revisions):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2004 revisions):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2005 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition:
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Clements 6th edition (incl. 2007 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (incl. 2008 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
   Purple Martin ( Progne subis) [version 1]
Clements, version 2015:
   Purple Martin ( Progne subis) [version 1]
Clements, version 2016:
   Purple Martin ( Progne subis) [version 1]
Clements, version 2017:
   Purple Martin ( Progne subis) [version 1]
eBird version 1.50:
   Purple Martin ( Progne subis) [version 1]
eBird version 1.52:
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eBird version 1.53:
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eBird version 1.54:
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eBird version 1.55:
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eBird version 2015:
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eBird version 2016:
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eBird version 2017:
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Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
   Purple Martin ( Progne subis) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition (incl. ? suppl):
   Purple Martin ( Progne subis) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
   Purple Martin ( Progne subis) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
   Purple Martin ( Progne subis) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
   Purple Martin ( Progne subis) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
   Purple Martin ( Progne subis) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
   Purple Martin ( Progne subis) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
   Purple Martin ( Progne subis) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
   Purple Martin ( Progne subis) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
   Purple Martin ( Progne subis) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
   Purple Martin ( Progne subis) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
   Purple Martin ( Progne subis) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
   Purple Martin ( Progne subis) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
   Purple Martin ( Progne subis) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (3/07/2017):
   Purple Martin ( Progne subis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.0:
   Purple Martin ( Progne subis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 1.5:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 1.6:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 1.7:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.0:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.5:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.6:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.7:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.8:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.9:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.10:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.11:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.5:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 7.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 7.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 7.3:
   Purple Martin ( Progne subis) [version 1]
Morony, Bock and Farrand:
   Purple Martin ( Progne subis) [version 1]
James Lee Peters:
    Progne subis [version 1]
James Lee Peters (original):
    Progne subis [version 1]
James Lee Peters (2nd edition):
    Progne subis [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993):
   Purple Martin ( Progne subis) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
   Purple Martin ( Progne subis) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe 2nd edition (1996):
   Purple Martin ( Progne subis) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (24/10/2003):
   Purple Martin ( Progne subis)
South American Classification Committee (14/09/2005):
   Purple Martin ( Progne subis)
South American Classification Committee (16/07/2006):
   Purple Martin ( Progne subis)
South American Classification Committee (26/09/2007):
   Purple Martin ( Progne subis)
South American Classification Committee (01/05/2008):
   Purple Martin ( Progne subis)
South American Classification Committee (30/09/2009):
   Purple Martin ( Progne subis)
South American Classification Committee (19/08/2010):
   Purple Martin ( Progne subis)
South American Classification Committee (8/08/2011):
   Purple Martin ( Progne subis)
South American Classification Committee (8/02/2012):
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South American Classification Committee (4/09/2012):
   Purple Martin ( Progne subis)
South American Classification Committee (17/03/2013):
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South American Classification Committee (9/02/2014):
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South American Classification Committee (16/02/2015):
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South American Classification Committee (28/07/2016):
   Purple Martin ( Progne subis)
South American Classification Committee (22/04/2017):
   Purple Martin ( Progne subis)
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
    Progne subis [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
    Progne subis [version 1]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species (sometimes nominal subspecies)

This taxon is considered a subspecies of Progne [subis, dominicensis, cryptoleuca or sinaloae] (sensu lato) by some authors

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Other synonyms

Catalan: oreneta porpra
Czech: Jiricka modrolesklá, jiřička modrolesklá
Danish: Purpursvale
German: Purpurschwalbe, Purpur-Schwalbe
English: Purple Martin, Western Martin
Spanish: Avión Púrpura, Golondrina Azul, golondrina azul negra, Golondrina Azulnegra, Golondrina de Iglesias, Golondrina Grande, Golondrina Migratoria Grande, Golondrina morada, Golondrina Púrpura, Golondrina purpúrea, Martín Azul, Martín Purpurea, Martín Purpúrea
Spanish (Argentine): Golondrina Purpúrea
Spanish (Colombia): Golondrina Púrpura, Golondrina purpúrea
Spanish (Costa Rica): Martín Purpurea
Spanish (Cuba): Golondrina Azul
Spanish (Dominican Rep.): Golondrina Grande, Golondrina Migratoria, Golondrina Migratoria Grande
Spanish (Spain): Golondrina Purpúrea
Spanish (Honduras): Golondrina morada
Spanish (Mexico): golondrina azul negra, golondrina azulnegra, Martín Azul
Spanish (Nicaragua): Avión Púrpura
Spanish (Panama): Martín Purpúreo
Spanish (Peru): Martín Purpúreo
Spanish (Puerto Rico): Golondrina Púrpura
Spanish (Paraguay): Golondrina purpúrea
Spanish (Venezuela): Golondrina de Iglesias
Estonian: põhja-türkiispääsuke, türkiispääsuke
Finnish: Sinipääsky
French: Hirondelle noire, Hirondelle pourprée
Irish: Gabhlán corcra
Guarani: Mbyju'i hû
Haitian Creole French: Irondèl vyolèt
Croatian: Ljubičasta lastavica
Hungarian: bíborfecske
Italian: Rondine purpurea, Rondine viola
Japanese: murasakitsubame
Japanese: ムラサキツバメ
Latin: Progne subis, Progne subis subis
Lithuanian: Purpurinė miškinė kregždė
Latvian: purpura čurkste
Dutch: Purperzwaluw
Norwegian: Purpursvale
Polish: jaskólczak modry, jaskółczak modry, Jaskółka modra
Portuguese: Andorinha-azul, andorinha-púrpura, Andorinha-roxa
Portuguese (Brazil): Andorinha-azul, andorinha-púrpura
Portuguese (Portugal): Andorinha-azul
Russian: Пурпурная лесная ласточка
Slovak: lastovička purpurová, Lastovička purpurovolesklá
Serbian: Ljubičasta lasta
Swedish: Blå storsvala
Chinese: 紫崖燕
Chinese (Traditional): 紫崖燕

 

         

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