Purple Martin Sound Recordings Albuquerque NM

Local resource for purple martin sound recordings in Albuquerque, NM. 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.

Hobby Lobby Creative Center
(505) 897-3537
9350 Eagle Ranch Rd Nw
Albuquerque, NM
 
MBJ Lock & Hobbies
(505) 881-9795
2626-C San Pedro Drive N.E.
Albuquerque, NM
 
Wig Wag LLC
(505) 298-7177
3540 D Pan American Fwy N.E.
Albuquerque, NM
 
Trains West
(505) 881-2322
Inc. 6001 San Mateo Boulevard NE Sui...
Albuquerque, NM
 
Big Boy's Toys Unlimited
(505) 298-1023
1735 Juan Tabo NE
Albuquerque, NM
 
The Train Room
(505) 323-1913
2515 Utah St, NE
Albuquerque, NM
 
Trains West
(800) 981-2322
3351 Candelaria Suite A
Albuquerque, NM
Store Type
Walk-in Store, Phone & Mail Order

Trains West Inc.
(505) 881-2322
3351 Candelaria NE,Suite A
Albuquerque, NM
 
Hobbies 'N' Stuff
(505) 293-1217
9577-L Osuna Road N. E.
Albuquerque, NM
 
Southwest Hobbies
(505) 296-3013
2252-D Wyoming Boulevard N.E.
Albuquerque, NM
 

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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