Purple Martin Sound Recordings Aurora IL

Local resource for purple martin sound recordings in Aurora, IL. 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.

West Suburban Model Railroad ...
(708) 897-2867
106 South Lincolnway Suite E
North Aurora, IL
 
Ace Hardware 200
(630) 897-9227
994 North Lake Street
Aurora, IL
 
Reynauld's Euro-Imports
(630) 262-0771
227 South Third Street
Geneva, IL
 
Reynaulds Euro Imports, Inc
(630) 365-6340
122 N Main Street
Elburn, IL
 
Schuham Ace Hardware Co.
(630) 467-4800
485 West Roosevelt Road
Glen Ellyn, IL
 
Stricker Brothers Hobbies
(708) 896-7489
898 North Lake Street
Aurora, IL
 
Remote Control Hobbies
(630) 753-9433
1550 N Route 59 # 170
Naperville, IL
 
HobbyTown USA
(630) 587-1256
Main Street Commons
St. Charles, IL
 
Oakridge Corporation
(630) 257-0909
15800 New Avenue
Lemont, IL
 
Oakridge Hobbies & Toys
(630) 435-5900
The Oakridge Corp.
Downers Grove, IL
 

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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