Purple Martin Sound Recordings Cedar Rapids IA

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Box Kar Hobbies
(319) 362-1291
3661B First Avenue SE
Cedar Rapids, IA
 
H & J Hobbies
(319) 373-7897
1185 Grand Avenue
Marion, IA
 
Checkered Flag Collectibles
(319) 378-4961
4444 1st Ave NE
Cedar Rapids, IA

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PetSmart
(319) 447-2509
4810 First Avenue NE
Cedar Rapids, IA
Hours
Monday - Friday: 9:00-9:00
Sunday: 10:00-6:00

Cute N Cuddlie Critters
(319) 721-2529
2005 West Post Road SW
Cedar Rapids, IA
 
Box-Kar Hobbies
(319) 362-1291
Town & Country Shopping Center
Cedar Rapids, IA
 
Toy Maniac Inc
(319) 373-3444
1190 Twix Town Rd Ne
Cedar Rapids, IA

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Midamerica Hobbies
(319) 665-9655
4 Hawkeye Dr Ste 101
North Liberty, IA

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PETCO
(319) 377-4376
1450 Twixt Town Road
Marion, IA
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: 10:00am-7:00pm

The Dog House
(319) 366-8023
125 33rd St NE
Cedar Rapids, IA
 
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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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