Purple Martin Sound Recordings Albany NY

Local resource for purple martin sound recordings in Albany, NY. 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.

Great Train Store
(518) 869-1524
1 Crossgates Mall Road #B129
Albany, NY
 
HobbyTown USA
(518) 452-3182
1814 Central Ave.
Albany, NY
 
Science & Hobby
(518) 272-9040
1623 Second Ave
Watervliet, NY
 
Adirondack Hobbies
(518) 393-8836
2331 Alton Street
Schenectady, NY
 
Mohawk Valley RR Co.
(518) 372-9124
2037 Hamburg St.
Schenectady, NY
 
Train Master
(518) 489-4777
Ltd. 4 Highland Avenue
Albany, NY
 
JP's Trains
(518) 782-0981
277 Troy Schenectady Road
Latham, NY
 
Competition Hobby Supplies
(518) 786-3622
1006 Loudon Rd.
Cohoes, NY
 
Rensselaer Railroad Shop
(518) 276-2764
Davison Hall RPI Burdett Avenue
Troy, NY
 
Mohawk Valley Railroad Co.
(518) 372-9124
2037 Hamburg Street
Schenectady, NY
 

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

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