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Purple Martins and Tree Swallows feed primarily on flying insects. Purple Martins are cavity nesters and will nest in gourds and elaborate martin houses as well as nest boxes. Both prefer open areas near water.

name area season diet/native food plants
Purple MartinNCSSpSu-Binsects
Tree SwallowNCSSpFW-Minsects*, fruit
wax myrtle
N=north  C=central  S=south
Sp=spring  Su=summer  F=fall  W=winter
B=breeds in Florida during season(s) underlined  M=Migrant

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