Purple Martin Sound Recordings Boulder CO

Local resource for purple martin sound recordings in Boulder, CO. 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 Lobby Creative Center
(303) 410-9771
5105 W 120th Ave
Broomfield, CO
 
Hank's Model Trains
(303) 666-5468
Inc. 906 Main Street
Louisville, CO
 
Hobby Town
(303) 431-0482
6975 West 88th Avenue
Westminster, CO
 
Mountain Trains & Planes
(303) 456-1255
9316 West 58th Avenue
Arvada, CO
 
Mizell Trains
(303) 429-4811
3051 74th Ave
Westminster, CO
Store Type
Walk-in Store, Phone & Mail Order

Ead's News
(303) 442-5900
1715 28th Street
Boulder, CO
 
HobbyTown USA
(303) 774-1557
1935 Main St.
Longmont, CO
 
HobbyTown USA
(303) 431-0482
9120 Wadsworth Parkway
Westminster, CO
 
Mizell Trains Inc.
(303) 429-4811
3051 W 74th
Westminster, CO
 
Finish Line RC
(303) 722-0214
11485 N I70 Service Road # A
Wheat Ridge, CO
 

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

Copyright2010 Bird Watcher's Digest

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