Purple Martin Sound Recordings Carson City NV

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HobbyTown USA
(775) 883-5553
2303 N Carson Street
Carson City, NV
 
Stitchin' Post Creations
(775) 884-0423
PO Box 1558
Carson City, NV

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PETCO
(775) 267-2826
911 Topsy Lane #108
Carson City, NV
Hours
Monday: 9:00am-9:00pm
Tuesday: 9:00am-9:00pm
Wednesday: 9:00am-9:00pm
Thursday: 9:00am-9:00pm
Friday: 9:00am-9:00pm
Saturday: 9:00am-9:00pm
Sunday: 9:00am-8:00pm

PetSmart
(775) 852-8490
6675 S Virginia St
Reno, NV
Hours
Monday - Friday: 9:00-9:00
Sunday: 10:00-6:00

PetSmart
(775) 841-9200
250 FAIRVIEW DRIVE
CARSON CITY, NV

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LS Bees
775-297-556
901 Alyce Ct
Carson City, NV
 
Just Brew It
(775) 461-0641
1210 North Carson Street
Carson City, NV
 
PetSmart
(775) 841-9200
250 Fairview Dr
Carson City, NV
Hours
Monday - Friday: 9:00-9:00
Sunday: 10:00-6:00

Sierra LeBone
(775) 885-2663
3817 S Carson St
Carson City, NV

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PetSmart
(775) 852-8490
6675 SOUTH VIRGINIA STREET
RENO, NV

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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

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