Purple Martin Sound Recordings Beckley WV

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Elevation
(304) 255-2664
2978 Robert C Byrd Drive
Beckley, WV
 
T & K Karts And Hobbies
(304) 673-1777
1817 Ritter Dr
Daniels, WV
 
PetSmart
(304) 253-2475
115 Crossroads Mall
Mount Hope, WV
Hours
Monday - Friday: 9:00-9:00
Sunday: 10:00-6:00

Casto's Greenhouse
(304) 465-5774
Rr 2 Box 23
Oak Hill, WV

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Outlaw Motorsports, LLC
(304) 284-0480
3833 Earl L Core
Morgantown, WV
 
R/C Mania
(304) 228-6910
4301 Robert C Byrd Dr Unit 13
Beckley, WV
 
Lional Trains
(304) 255-7528
1988 Robert C Byrd Rd
Mac Arthur, WV

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Pets & Things
(304) 255-5343
3625 Robert C Byrd Dr
Beckley, WV

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Groundworks
(304) 466-4440
345 Hc 77
Hinton, WV

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Elevation
(304) 255-2664
2978 Robert C Byrd Drive
Beckley, WV
 
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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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