Purple Martin Sound Recordings Alpharetta GA

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Hobbytown Usa
(678) 965-4405
570 Lakeland Plz
Cumming, GA
 
HobbyTown USA
(770) 418-0850
3360 Satellite Blvd.
Duluth, GA
 
Atlantahobby.com
(678) 513-4450
6110 Parkway North Dr
Cumming, GA
 
Trainmaster Models/Memories Mall
(770) 614-0880
4450 Nelson Brogdon Boulevard
Sugarhill, GA
 
Trainmaster Models
(678) 546-3600
601 E Main Street
Buford, GA
 
The Runaway Train
(770) 992-2785
1125 Woodstock Rd.
Roswell, GA
Store Type
Walk-in Store, Phone & Mail Order

Toy Trains 'N Things
(770) 446-7868
2055 Beaver Ruin Road
Norcross, GA
 
Gandy Dancers Hobby & Toy Shop
(770) 451-7425
5438 Peachtree Industrial Boulevard
Chamblee, GA
 
HobbyTown USA
(678) 965-4405
2435 Market Place Blvd
Cumming, GA
 
Trainz
(770) 271-1701
2740 Faith Industrial Blvd
Buford, GA
 

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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