Purple Martin Sound Recordings Blacksburg VA

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Adventure Hobbies
(540) 382-2871
1645 North Franklin Street
Christiansburg, VA
 
Mini RC
(540) 818-9820
301 Loudon Rd # 35
Blacksburg, VA

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PetSmart
(540) 382-7290
165 SHOPPERS WAY NW
CHRISTIANSBURG, VA

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About Pets Center
(540) 986-1604
1604 Conehurst Blvd.
Salem, VA
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Blooms For Tomorrow, Inc
(540) 674-4443
Rt 100 South Box 1521
Dublin, VA

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Crossroads Hobbies of Salem
(540) 387-3414
1104 W. Main Street
Salem, VA
 
PetSmart
(540) 382-7290
165 Shoppers Way
Christiansburg, VA
Hours
Monday - Friday: 9:00-9:00
Sunday: 10:00-6:00

Bird Walk
(540) 378-5241
565 Electric Rd
Salem, VA

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AboutPetsCenterResort.com
(540) 986-1604
1604 Conehurst Blvd.
Salem, VA
 
Taylor's Quality Landscape Supply
(803) 446-6525
5400 Augusta Road
Lexington, SC

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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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