Purple Martin Sound Recordings Baltimore MD

Local resource for purple martin sound recordings in Baltimore, 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.

M. B. Klein
(410) 539-6207
162 North Gay Street
Baltimore, MD
 
Stoneleigh Hobby
(410) 377-4447
6717 York Road
Baltimore, MD
Store Type
Walk-in Store, Phone & Mail Order

HobbyTown USA
(443) 519-5601
53 West Aylesbury Road
Timonium, MD
 
HobbyTown USA
(410) 590-4950
6714 D & E Ritchie Highway
Glen Burnie, MD
 
Middle River Hobbies
(410) 335-0707
136 Carroll Island Road
Middle River, MD
 
Antique Train & Toy World
(410) 889-0040
3626 Falls Road
Baltimore, MD
 
French's Trains & Hobbies
(410) 285-5809
Inc. 30-1/2 North Dundalk Avenue
Baltimore, MD
 
Timonium Hobbies
(410) 560-0142
2189 Greenspring Drive
Timonium, MD
 
Dad & Sons Discount Hobbies
(410) 761-7810
205 Thelma Avenue
Glen Burnie, MD
 
Hunt Valley Hobbies
(410) 666-1098
10824 York Rd.
Cockeysville, 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

Copyright2010 Bird Watcher's Digest

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