Purple Martin Sound Recordings Annapolis MD

Local resource for purple martin sound recordings in Annapolis, MD. 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.

Star Hobby
(410) 349-4290
1564 Whitehall Rd
Annapolis, MD
Al's Kustom Train Kars
(410) 757-9497
537 Loughton Lane
Arnold, MD
Star Hobby
(410) 544-7547
1244 Ritchie Highway
Arnold, MD
GPA Hobbies
(301) 858-0004
2431 Crofton La.
Crofton, MD
Store Type
Walk-in Store, Phone & Mail Order

Boxcar Bobby & Billy Bear
(410) 643-3103
102 Country Day Road
Chester, MD
Ship and Soldier Shop
(410) 268-1141
58 Maryland Avenue
Annapolis, MD
Al''s Kustom Train Kars
(410) 757-9497
537 Loughton Lane
Arnold, MD
Store Type
Phone & Mail Order

Chesapeake Performance Models
(410) 604-3907
227 Main St
Stevensville, MD
(301) 858-0004
2431 Crofton La
Crofton, MD
HobbyTown USA
(410) 590-4950
6714 D & E Ritchie Highway
Glen Burnie, MD

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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