Purple Martin Sound Recordings Charlottesville VA

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The Place
(434) 984-1040
243 B Ridge McIntire Rd.
Charlottesville, VA
 
Train Junction
(804) 974-9499
3550 Seminole Trail
Charlottesville, VA
 
PETCO
(434) 244-6338
1621 Emmet Street North
Charlottesville, VA
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-6:00pm

Pet Supplies Plus
(888) 280-9890
1240 Seminole Trl
Charlottesville, VA

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Pets R Us
(434) 823-7297
5730 Three Notched Rd
Crozet, VA

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University Dive Center, LLC
(434) 296-6306
2246 Ivy Road Suite 1
Charlottesville, VA
 
Fermentation Trap Inc.
(434) 985-2192
6420 Seminole Trail Suite 12
Barboursville, VA
 
PetSmart
(434) 964-9213
101 Community St
Charlottesville, VA
Hours
Monday - Friday: 9:00-9:00
Sunday: 9:00-7:00

PetSmart
(434) 964-9213
101 Community St
CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA

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(434) 390-0158
12421 Albano Road
Barboursville, VA
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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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