Purple Martin Sound Recordings Billings MT

Local resource for purple martin sound recordings in Billings, MT. 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.

Abell Hobbies & Mfg
(406) 259-4882
1125 Monad Road
Billings, MT
 
Jim's Junction
(406) 259-5354
811 B 16th St West
Billings, MT
 
Central Hobbies
(406) 259-9004
1401 Central
Billings, MT
 
OLESTOYS
(406) 655-0817
2113 Alderson Ave
Billings, MT

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PetSmart
(406) 656-2309
2510 KING AVENUE WEST
BILLINGS, MT

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Heliproz, Inc
(406) 245-8480
2885 Farley Lane
Billings, MT
 
Jim''s Junction
(406) 259-5354
811B 16th Street West
Billings, MT
Store Type
Walk-in Store, Phone & Mail Order

Reliable Discount Express
(406) 652-7032
111 South 24th Street West Suite 2
Billings, MT
 
PetSmart
(406) 656-2309
2510 King Ave West
Billings, MT
Hours
Monday - Friday: 9:00-9:00
Sunday: 10:00-6:00

Family Pets
(406) 245-6082
1430 Central Ave
Billings, MT

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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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