Purple Martin Sound Recordings Birmingham AL

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Homewood Toy & Hobby
(205) 879-3986
2830 S 18th St.
Birmingham, AL
 
The Model Box
(205) 978-8787
1921 Hoover Court
Hoover, AL
 
Marys Beads
(256) 658-4972
Birmingham Fleamarket
birmingham, AL
 
Model Box The
(205) 978-8787
1921 Hoover Ct
Birmingham, AL

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Jigsaw Novelties
(205) 491-2820
3302 Ab Mem Dr # 106
Hueytown, AL

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Homewood Toy & Hobby Shop
(205) 879-3986
2830 South 18th Street
Homewood, AL
 
Oak Mountain Hobbies
(205) 685-8980
2659 Pelham Parkway
Pelham, AL
 
HandCraftIt Ltd
(+01) 443-3929
Kings street 121
Birminghem, AL
 
Oak Mountain Hobbies
(205) 685-8980
2659 Pelham Pkwy
Pelham, AL

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Chocolate Kisses Dog Boutique
(205) 413-9143
2005 15th Place Sw
Birmingham, AL
 
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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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