Purple Martin Sound Recordings Akron OH

Local resource for purple martin sound recordings in Akron, OH. Includes detailed information on local businesses that provide access to purple martin sound recordings, purple martin song recordings, and purple martin bird houses, as well as advice and content on attracting purple martins, purple martin feeders, and purple martin description.

Kent Hobby & Gaming
(330) 673-1885
832 N Mantua St
Kent, OH
 
E & S Trains
(330) 745-0785
980 Kenmore Blvd.
Akron, OH
 
Whistle Stop Hobby Shop
(216) 928-8984
2146 Front Street
Cuyahoga Falls, OH
 
Trains
(216) 922-4020
Etc. 2046 East Bailey Road
Cuyahoga Falls, OH
 
Aero Tech Hobbies
(330) 499-1300
902 N Main St
North Canton, OH
 
Glen's Train Shop
(330) 253-6527
587 Grant Street
Akron, OH
 
Dan's Trains & Specialties
(330) 724-5566
1901 South Arlington Street
Akron, OH
 
The Whistle Stop Hobby Shop
(330) 928-8984
2146 Front Street
Cuyahoga Falls, OH
 
Hudson Toy Train & Hobby
(216) 653-2997
144 North Main Street
Hudson, OH
 
Trains-N-Things
(330) 499-1666
1111 S. Main Street
North Canton, OH
 

Purple Martin

Progne subis L 8" (20 cm)

Photo by Maslowski Wildlife Productions.

Listen to a purple martin.

The purple martin is the largest of the eight swallow species that breed in North America. It weighs 55 grams (1.75 ounces), is about 7 to 8 inches long, and has a 14-inch wingspan. The male is a dark glossy purple-blue; females and juveniles are gray below.

Martins are the earliest tropical-wintering migrant to return to the North American continent, reaching Florida in early January. Their northward advance coincides with the emergence of the flying insects they need to survive. They are found only in the New World, breed only in Canada, the United States, and parts of Mexico, and winter in South America (mainly Brazil).

Although martins originally nested in natural cavities and old woodpecker cavities throughout their breeding range, today, east of the Rockies, they nest only in human-supplied housing. They are locally common where suitable housing is available.

The male song is is a low-pitched liquid gurgling, the female's a mix of chortle calls and downslurred whistles. Martins have a variety of calls, with the most common being a descending cherr .

This sound file requires RealPlayer . Bird song courtesy of Lang Elliott, NatureSound Studio . ...

Author: Bird Watcher's Digest

Copyright2010 Bird Watcher's Digest

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