Purple Martin Sound Recordings Buffalo NY

Local resource for purple martin sound recordings in Buffalo, NY. 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.

LBC Model Trains
(716) 631-3081
5544 Main Street
Williamsville, NY
 
Grand Central Station Hobbies
(716) 821-1808
1845 Clinton Street
Buffalo, NY
 
Field's Hobby Center
(716) 681-6440
3523 Union Rd.
Buffalo, NY
 
Tim's Hobby Shop
(716) 656-1790
2226 Union Road
West Seneca, NY
 
Transit Station
(716) 636-0583
5565 Transit Road
Williamsville, NY
 
K-Val Hobbies
(716) 875-2837
277 Hinman Ave.
Buffalo, NY
 
Niagara Hobby & Craft Mart
(716) 681-1666
3366 Union Road
Cheektowaga, NY
 
HobbyTown USA
(716) 833-7700
3332 Sheridan Drive
Amherst, NY
 
LBC Model Trains
(716) 631-3081
121 S. Long St.
Williamsville, NY
 
All About Hobbies
(716) 655-1691
7210 Seneca St
Elma, NY
 

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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