Purple Martin Sound Recordings Avon Park FL

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Hobby Hill Airside
(863) 655-5252
146 Authority Ln
Sebring, FL
 
Wild Mikes Toys
(863) 607-6681
451 Eagle Ridge Dr
Lake Wales, FL

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Pet Supermarket
(863) 402-2370
800 Sebring Sq
Sebring, FL

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Hobby Hill Florist
(863) 385-8049
541 N Ridgewood Dr
Sebring, FL

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Mc Lane's Country Gardens
(863) 471-1468
328 Lime St
Sebring, FL

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Hobby Hill Florist Inc
(863) 385-8049
541 N Ridgewood Dr
Sebring, FL
 
PETCO
(863) 382-2206
1704 US 27 North
Sebring, FL
Hours
Monday: 10:00am-8:00pm
Tuesday: 10:00am-8:00pm
Wednesday: 10:00am-8:00pm
Thursday: 10:00am-8:00pm
Friday: 10:00am-8:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am-8:00pm
Sunday: 10:00am-7:00pm

Arcade Pet Stop One
(863) 471-0080
1010 Us Highway 27 N
Sebring, FL

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Johnson & Johnson Growers
(863) 385-1966
5948 Sr 66
Sebring, FL

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Johnson & Johnson Growers Inc
(863) 385-1966
5948 State Road 66
Sebring, FL

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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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