Purple Martin Sound Recordings Baton Rouge LA

Local resource for purple martin sound recordings in Baton Rouge, LA. 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
(225) 275-4110
1683 Oneal Ln
Baton Rouge, LA
 
Cajun Railroad
(504) 926-5592
148 Croydon Avenue Suite A
Baton Rouge, LA
 
AGE Investments
(225) 751-0211
DBA Hobby USA
Baton Rouge, LA
 
Hobby Towne
(225) 928-1534
3112 College Dr
Baton Rouge, LA

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Pet Butler of Baton Rouge
(225) 268-8217
1745 East Lakeshore Drive
Baton Rouge, LA

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America''s Train Yard
(877) 921-8585
148 S. Croydon Suite A
Baton Rouge, LA
Store Type
Phone, Fax & Mail Order

HobbyTowne
(225) 928-1534
8484 Airline Hwy.
Baton Rouge, LA
 
Action Hobbies
(225) 667-8997
8851 Springfield Road
Denham Springs, LA
 
Crafts by Carrol LLC
(225) 910-8736
mobile
baton rouge , LA
Store Type
Craft classes

PetSmart
(225) 292-0479
10527 S Mall Dr
Baton Rouge, LA
Hours
Monday - Friday: 9:00-9:00
Sunday: 10:00-6:00

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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

Copyright2010 Bird Watcher's Digest

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