Purple Martin Sound Recordings Brandon FL

Local resource for purple martin sound recordings in Brandon, 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.

HobbyTown USA
(813) 655-6366
2464 W. Brandon Blvd.
Brandon, FL
 
Bill's Train Shop
(813) 681-7666
Post Office Box 561
Seffner, FL
 
Benjy's Trains & Toys
(813) 980-3790
8715 40th Street N
Tampa, FL
 
Happy Hobo Trains
(813) 886-5072
4040 West Waters Avenue #1100
Tampa, FL
 
Happy Hobo Trains
(813) 908-5072
10019 N Dale Mabry Hwy #600
Tampa, FL
 
Choo Choo Charlie's
(813) 681-4439
3108 State Road 60 East
Valrico, FL
 
Bill''s Train Shop
(813) 643-1105
P O Box 561
Seffner, FL
Store Type
Phone & Mail Order

Chester Holley Model Railroad S...
(813) 831-7202
3818 South Himes Avenue
Tampa, FL
 
HobbyTown USA
(813) 964-5447
Village Square East
Tampa, FL
 
FTE, Inc
(863) 607-6611
% Frank Tiano
Lakeland, FL
 

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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