The Purple Martin is the largest North American swallow and usually nests in man-made apartment houses. This carving is painted with a dark purplish-blue iridescent paint giving it a sheen to reflect the true color of the bird. The head on the bird is turned slightly to the side. The purple martin is 6 3/4" long, 3 1/2" high and with the base has an overall height of 6".
All of our life-sized birds are hand-carved from basswood (a very carvable wood that does not split and takes paint well), hand-feathered to show detail and painted with acrylic paint. The eyes are glass, feet are metal and base is wood.
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