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Purple Martin 10" SuperGourd, Crescent SREH, Pack of 12Offer martins a perfect home in your yard with the Purple Martin 10" SuperGourds. This home is a 10" plastic gourd that was designed and developed by James R. Hill III, Founder and Executive Director of the Purple Martin Conservation Association. It was engineered based on 20 years of research into the breeding biology of purple martins. This one-piece, plastic gourd offers a threaded access port which is covered by a screw-on cap. The sizeable port allows a human hand access to the gourd for nest checks or cleaning. Its 45° angle enables landlords to view nestlings regularly. The large, molded-in rain canopy doubles as a perching platform, while another series of molded-in ribs on top of the canopy add texture to the plastic. This permits martins to perch comfortably without slipping. The one-piece body has no seams, so no rain will leak in, and seven 5/16" drain holes provide a rapid exit for any rain that may blow in through the crescent shaped, starling resistant entrance hole.
The SuperGourds are blow-molded in white opaque, high-density polyethylene plastic to reflect sunlight and keep interior temperatures down. They won't rot, peel, split, or crack out in the elements and won't break if accidentally dropped. Because they are molded with UV inhibitors added to the plastic, they have a long life expectancy with little maintenance. Use the 1/4" predrilled holes on the sides of this gourd to hang them from a wire or under an existing martin house, or enlarge the holes and place the gourds on a rack for an entire colony. Create housing for martins in your yard with these Purple Martin 10" SuperGourds.
Note: This package includes 12 Purple Martin 10" SuperGourds with Crescent Starling Resistant Entrance Holes.
Opening: 2.875"W x 1.125"H
Dimensions: 10" dia. x 14"H
Mounting: may be hung
Brand: Bird Abodes
Item Number: BAB-SGC-12
Availability: 2 in Stock. Ships from OH within 24 business hours
Shipping Weight: 38 lbs
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