Purple Martin Sound Recordings Cary NC

Local resource for purple martin sound recordings in Cary, NC. 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.

Hangar 18 Hobbies
(919) 465-3353
1207 D Kildare Farm Road
Cary, NC
 
Tom's Train Station
(919) 388-7246
1239 Buck Jones Rd
Raleigh, NC
 
HobbyTown USA
(919) 387-6615
1475 Beaver Creek Commons Dr
Apex, NC
 
Raleigh Hobby and R/C
(919) 772-1211
4505 Fayetteville Road
Raleigh, NC
 
Squirrel Tracks Wooden Trains
(919) 260-9756
500-A Oak Ave.
Carrboro, NC
Store Type
Online Store, Phone & Mail Order

Apex R/C and Hobbies
(919) 795-1644
321 E. Durham Rd.
Gary, NC
 
Tom''s Train Station
(919) 388-7246
1239 Buck Jones Rd.
Raleigh, NC
Store Type
Walk-in Store, Phone , Fax & Mail Order

Nick's Trains, Inc
(919) 881-1010
5201 Oak Park Road
Raleigh, NC
 
Toy Town Hobby Shop
(919) 577-9007
507 Broad Street
Fuquay-varina, NC
 
Tom's Train Station
(919) 388-7246
1239 Buck Jones Rd
Raleigh, NC

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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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