Purple Martin Sound Recordings Atlanta GA

Local resource for purple martin sound recordings in Atlanta, GA. 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
(678) 422-6445
1550 Southlake Pkwy
Morrow, GA
 
Gandy Dancers Hobby & Toy Shop
(770) 451-7425
5438 Peachtree Industrial Boulevard
Chamblee, GA
 
Southern Digital Railroad Hobbies
(770) 929-1888
5295 Hwy 78 Suite D-322
Stone Mountain, GA
Store Type
Online Store, Phone & Mail Order

Riverdale Station
(770) 991-6085
6632 Hwy. 85
Riverdale, GA
 
HobbyTown USA
(770) 418-0850
3360 Satellite Blvd.
Duluth, GA
 
Southeastern Hobby Depot
(404) 262-7508
4246 Peachtree Road
Atlanta, GA
 
National Hobby Supply
(770) 333-0190
1975 S Cobb Dr SE
Marietta, GA
Store Type
Phone & Mail Order

Toy Trains 'N Things
(770) 446-7868
2055 Beaver Ruin Road
Norcross, GA
 
The Runaway Train
(770) 992-2785
1125 Woodstock Rd.
Roswell, GA
Store Type
Walk-in Store, Phone & Mail Order

The Hobby Shop
(770) 389-0686
5725 North Henry Boulevard
Stockbridge, 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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