Caption: Close-up of metal band on leg of weeks old purple martin (Progne subis) nestling. Banding helps people keep track of purple martin migration, movements and longevity. These birds are common throughout the eastern half of the U.S., parts of the West Coast, and southern Canada. They migrate to and from South America each year following several flyways.

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Keywords: baby, band, bird, chick, hatchling, lake, migrate, migration, nestling, newborn, north america, officer, ohio, progne subis, purple martin, purple martin banding, swallow, wildlife

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Purple martin banding

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