You might be most familiar with these homophones as a brand of footwear (Dr. Martens) and a common male name (Martin). But if you find yourself writing or reading about wildlife, it is important to know the difference in that context.
- a small, weasel-like, omnivorous mammal
- a songbird of the swallow family
My tip: a marten looks like a weasel; a martin is a bird.