Purple Martin Sound Recordings Bridgeport CT

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Heritage Hobbies
(203) 834-0441
33 Danbury Rd
Wilton, CT
 
HobbyTown USA
(203) 256-0773
Fairfield Shopping Center
Fairfield, CT
 
Al's Hobbies
(203) 846-9932
327 Main Avenue
Norwalk, CT
 
Bobby's Umpire
(203) 937-5433
413 Campbell Avenue
West Haven, CT
 
Magic Presto
(203) 924-9532
11 Wall St
Shelton, CT

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Gaming Etc
(203) 870-4867
255 Hathaway Drive Unit #2
Stratford, CT
 
Shelton Railroad Systems
(203) 924-8761
PO Box 2272 91 Center St.
Shelton, CT
Store Type
Walk-in Store, Phone & Mail Order

Heritage Hobbies
(203) 834-0441
33 Danbury Road
Wilton, CT
 
HobbyTown USA
(203) 588-9843
High Ridge Center
Stamford, CT
 
Unleashed Pet Shop
(203) 292-9359
79 Unquowa Place
Fairfield, CT

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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

Copyright2010 Bird Watcher's Digest

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