Purple Martin Sound Recordings Biloxi MS

Local resource for purple martin sound recordings in Biloxi, MS. 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.

Emporium
(228) 432-1326
136 Rue Magnolia
Biloxi, MS
 
Hummingbird Model Trains
(228) 864-4877
c/o Todd Stennis
Gulfport, MS
 
Humming Bird Model Trains
(228) 864-4877
P.O. Box 326
Gulfport, MS
Store Type
Phone, Fax & Mail Order

Hobby Shop of Orange Grove
(228) 832-0100
11370 H Highway 49 North K&B Plaza--1Mile North of I-10
Gulfport, MS
 
PetSmart
(228) 539-9722
15134 Crossroads Pkwy
Gulfport, MS
Hours
Monday - Friday: 9:00-9:00
Sunday: 10:00-6:00

S & J Custom Models
(228) 392-3167
Post Office Box 1207
Biloxi, MS
 
Hummingbird Model Trains
(228) 864-4877
2415 14th Street
Gulfport, MS
 
Orange Grove Hobby
(228) 832-0100
11370 N. Hwy 49
Gulfport, MS
 
PetSmart
(228) 396-1540
3948 Promenade Parkway
DIberville, MS
Hours
Monday - Friday: 9:00-9:00
Sunday: 10:00-6:00

Bay Haven Cavaliers
(228) 697-7320
682 N Haven Dr.
Biloxi, MS
 

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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