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Purple Martins in Belize? #212979
04/18/06 10:43 AM
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I have a little pre-fab Purple Martin house that I'm considering installing on my property near Sarteneja. Anyone out there know if there are Purple Martins in Belize? If no Martins...are there other social bird species that would enjoy subsidized communal housing.

Thanks.

Re: Purple Martins in Belize? #212980
04/19/06 03:49 PM
04/19/06 03:49 PM
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I thought those dark purple birds were grackles. Probably all birds would love a ready-made house if it's installed high enough - away from activity and pets.

Re: Purple Martins in Belize? #212981
04/20/06 07:22 AM
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if you build it, they will come

Re: Purple Martins in Belize? #212982
04/20/06 09:08 AM
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According to the book “Birds of Belize” we do have Purple Martins here; especially in the Cayes. From the pictures they look beautiful – unlike the nasty Grackles. The Grackles are pretty much all one color and have long beaks whereas the Purple Martin has a white belly and short beak.


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Re: Purple Martins in Belize? #212983
04/21/06 09:10 AM
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Tastes like chicken?


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Re: Purple Martins in Belize? #212984
04/21/06 10:40 AM
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purple martins are a large swallow that feeds on the wing, dipping and diving for insects like a kite.

Re: Purple Martins in Belize? #212985
04/21/06 10:41 AM
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& NO SIN - THEY DO NOT TASTE LIKE CHICKEN!!!!
BUT GIVE THOSE STARLINGS A TRY!

Re: Purple Martins in Belize? #212986
04/21/06 02:02 PM
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Starlings, nah, tastes like Jabiru, too gamey.


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Re: Purple Martins in Belize? #212987
04/21/06 05:30 PM
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add a lil marie sharps & you can even eat a royal rat

Re: Purple Martins in Belize? #212988
04/21/06 05:31 PM
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fit for a queen! wink

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