Purple Martin Sound Recordings Bismarck ND

Local resource for purple martin sound recordings in Bismarck, ND. 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.

Daves Hobbies
(701) 255-6353
200 West Main Ave
Bismarck, ND
 
PetSmart
(701) 250-8107
1211 W Century Ave
Bismarck, ND
Hours
Monday - Friday: 9:00-9:00
Sunday: 12:00-6:00

Bird House
(701) 258-6955
3101 State St
Bismarck, ND

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Cashman Nursery
(701) 222-3333
3400 East Main
Bismarck, ND
Products / Services
Flower Seed, Seed, Wildflower Seed

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Unreal RC
(701) 577-1032
1804 2nd St. West
Williston, ND
 
Wheels Wings-n-Hobbies
(701) 667-7200
4018 Memorial Highway
Mandan, ND
 
House Of Sund Pet Ctr
(701) 223-0112
2700 State St
Bismarck, ND

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PetSmart
(701) 250-8107
1211 W. CENTURY AVE.
BISMARCK, ND

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Aeroport Hobby Shoppe
(701) 838-1658
2112 N Broadway
Minot, ND
 
McGiffin's
(701) 772-5311
1200 South Washington
Grand Forks, ND
 
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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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