Purple Martin Sound Recordings Anchorage AK

Local resource for purple martin sound recordings in Anchorage, AK. 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.

Anchorage House of Hobbies
(907) 277-7778
2812 Spenard Rd.
Anchorage, AK
 
Charlie's Alaska Trains
(907) 278-7246
410 G Street
Anchorage, AK
 
PETCO
(907) 277-3826
3090 Mountain View Drive
Anchorage, AK
Hours
Monday: 9:00am-9:00pm
Tuesday: 9:00am-9:00pm
Wednesday: 9:00am-9:00pm
Thursday: 9:00am-9:00pm
Friday: 9:00am-9:00pm
Saturday: 9:00am-9:00pm
Sunday: 10:00am-7:00pm

PetSmart
(907) 522-7387
601 E Dimond Blvd
Anchorage, AK
Hours
Monday - Friday: 9:00-9:00
Sunday: 10:00-6:00

Nathan's Walks (dog walking and in home pet care)
(907) 245-0702
P.O. Box 242592
Anchorage , AK
Hours
24 hour in home pet care
Prices and/or Promotions
Depends on area of town you live in

Charlie''s Alaska Trains
(907) 278-7246
410 G Street
Anchorage, AK
Store Type
Walk-in Store, Phone & Mail Order

Hobbycraft
(907) 349-5815
800 E. Dimond Blvd.
Anchorage, AK
 
PetSmart
(907) 333-7387
1200 North Muldoon Road
Anchorage, AK
Hours
Monday - Friday: 9:00-9:00
Sunday: 10:00-6:00

PETCO
(907) 365-5500
8621 Old Seward Highway
Anchorage, AK
Hours
Monday: 9:00am-9:00pm
Tuesday: 9:00am-9:00pm
Wednesday: 9:00am-9:00pm
Thursday: 9:00am-9:00pm
Friday: 9:00am-9:00pm
Saturday: 9:00am-9:00pm
Sunday: 10:00am-7:00pm

Raes Harness Shop
(907) 563-3411
549 W Intl Airport Rd
Anchorage, AK

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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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