Purple Martin Sound Recordings Boone NC

Local resource for purple martin sound recordings in Boone, NC. 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.

Hobby Barn
(336) 846-2276
101 S. Jefferson Ave.
West Jefferson, NC
 
River Rest / Susan's Pet Care
(828) 754-7407
5947 Anthony Creek Rd
Collettsville, NC

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Barking Rock
(828) 295-8883
1179 Main St Ste 104
Blowing Rock, NC

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Pet Den Inc
(828) 728-2891
1803 Norwood St SW
Lenoir, NC

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Charlottes Greenhouse
(828) 963-5974
269 Greenhouse Rd
Banner Elk, NC
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Annuals, Garden Centers / Nurseries

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Hobby Barn
(336) 846-2276
101 S Jefferson Ave
West Jefferson, NC

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Pet Place The
(828) 268-1510
240 Shadowline Dr Ste AA10
Boone, NC

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Happy Tails Pet Supplies
(336) 846-1727
15 E 2nd St Ste 2
West Jefferson, NC

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Glory Mt. Landscapes
(336) 977-8274
2142 C Todd Rr Grade Rd
Todd, NC
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Annuals

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Brown House
(828) 963-4503
9649 Nc Highway 105 S Ste 2
Banner Elk, NC

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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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