Purple Martin Sound Recordings Bradenton FL

Local resource for purple martin sound recordings in Bradenton, FL. 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.

The Robot Marketplace
(941) 749-6030
5129 53rd Avenue East, Suite A
Bradenton, FL
 
George's Hobby Shop
(941) 729-4800
817 5th ST
Palmetto, FL
 
Gulf Coast Model Railroad Hobby Shop
(941) 923-9303
3222 Clark Road
Sarasota, FL
Store Type
Walk-in Store, Phone & Mail Order

Gulf Coast Model Railroad
(941) 923-9303
3222 Clark Road
Sarasota, FL
 
SHIRL
(714) 745-0744
4979 79TH AVE DR E
SARASOTA, FL
 
AllTrains.com
(941) 758-3122
P.O. Box 21161
Bradenton, FL
Store Type
Online Store, Phone & Mail Order

Gulf Coast Model Railroad Inc.
(941) 923-9303
3222 Clark Road
Sarasota, FL
 
Gateway Station
(941) 921-7203
6554 Gateway Avenue
Sarasota, FL
 
The Sewing Room
(941) 730-3979
21st St NE
Bradenton, FL
Store Type
Sewing

Sew Can You!
(941) 776-9921
Parrish
Parrish, FL
Store Type
Classes

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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