Purple Martin Sound Recordings Charlotte NC

Local resource for purple martin sound recordings in Charlotte, 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.

John's Toy Hobby Shop
(704) 865-8141
401 Cox Rd
Gastonia, NC
 
Carolina Electric Train Center
(704) 527-0392
144-D Freeland Lane
Charlotte, NC
 
HobbyTown USA
(704) 509-5717
3710 B West W.T. Harris Blvd
Charlotte, NC
 
A Ready To Run Hobby Store
(704) 455-2220
3600 Hwy 49
Harrisburg, NC
 
John's Toy & Hobby Shop
(704) 865-8141
3418 S. New Hope Rd
Gastonia, NC
 
Trains LTD., LLC
(704) 525-1919
3100 South Blvd.
Charlotte, NC
Store Type
Walk-in Store, Online Store, Phone & Mail Order

HobbyTown USA
(704) 544-2303
McMullen Creek Market
Charlotte, NC
 
Trains Limited LLC
(704) 566-9070
Reddman Square 5600 Albemarle Road
Charlotte, NC
 
Union Station Trains
(704) 821-9536
109 Indian Trail Road
Indian Trail, NC
Store Type
Full Retail Store Front

Hobbytown Usa
(704) 544-2303
8332 Pineville Matthews Rd Ste 204
Charlotte, NC
 

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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