Purple Martin Sound Recordings Champaign IL

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Prairie Gardens
(217) 356-5558
3000 West Springfield
Champaign, IL
Advantage Hobby
(217) 398-2700
2710 D N Mattis
Champaign, IL
R C Shack
(217) 853-0470
214 S Lake of the Woods Rd
Mahomet, IL

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Pet Supplies Plus
(217) 366-9240
2821 W Kirby Ave
Champaign, IL

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Comfy at Home Pet Sitting
(217) 369-2874
803 W Columbia Ave
Champaign, IL
Slot & Wing
(217) 359-1909
803 West Anthony Drive
Champaign, IL
Hot Slots 1/32 Slot Car Shop
(217) 355-2277
1809 A Philo Road
Urbana, IL
(217) 351-9244
2017 N Prospect Ave
Champaign, IL
Monday - Friday: 9:00-9:00
Sunday: 10:00-6:00

Sailfin Pet Shop
(217) 352-1121
720 S Neil St Ste 2
Champaign, IL

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2017 N Prospect Ave

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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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