Purple Martin Sound Recordings Charleston WV

Local resource for purple martin sound recordings in Charleston, WV. 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.

Toad's R/C Hobbies LLC
(304) 344-8663
107 Hills Plaza
Charleston, WV
 
HobbyTown USA
(304) 776-7259
720 Nitro Market Place
Cross Lanes, WV
 
Nitro Hobby & Craft Center
(304) 757-6474
Putnam Village Shopping Center
Teays, WV
 
PetSmart
(304) 746-6275
73 RHL BOULEVARD
CHARLESTON, WV

Data Provided By:
Critters
(304) 727-7780
1822 Kanawha Ter
St Albans, WV

Data Provided By:
Fountain Hobby Center
(304) 344-1441
200 W Washington St
Charleston, WV
 
Nitro Hobby-N-Craft Center
(304) 755-4304
104 21st Street Post Office Box 695
Nitro, WV
 
PetSmart
(304) 746-6275
73 RHL Blvd
Charleston, WV
Hours
Monday - Friday: 9:00-9:00
Sunday: 10:00-6:00

Inland Reef Pet Store
(304) 204-6000
817 Cross Lanes Dr
Cross Lanes, WV

Data Provided By:
Jo-Mar's Pet Shop
(304) 755-2437
1102 11th St
Nitro, WV

Data Provided By:
Data Provided By:

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

Click here to read the rest of this article from birdwatchersdigest.com