Purple Martin Sound Recordings Avon Lake OH

Local resource for purple martin sound recordings in Avon Lake, OH. 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.

Applewood Miniatures
(440) 934-6366
37319 Detroit Road
Avon, OH
 
Hobby's Etc.
(440) 979-1900
23345 Lorain Road
North Olmsted, OH
 
Corner Store
(216) 288-2351
1249 Colorado Avenue
Lorain, OH
 
Things Unique
(216) 333-5210
21946 Lorain Road
Fairview Park, OH
 
Pandy's Garden Center
(216) 324-4314
41600 Griswold Road
Elyria, OH
 
Clearview Hobby
(440) 277-8004
2055 N Ridge Road
Lorain, OH
 
Hobbys Etc
(440) 979-1900
23609 Lorain Rd.
North Olmsted, OH
Store Type
Walk-in Store & Online Store

Grand Pacific Junction Model Rai...
(216) 235-4777
8072 Columbia Road
Olmsted Falls, OH
 
Strongsville Hobby Shop
(440) 366-0665
831 Chestnut Commons
Elyria, OH
 
Wings Hobby Shop
(216) 221-5383
17112 Detroit Ave
Lakewood, OH
 

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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