Purple Martin Sound Recordings Chesterfield VA

Local resource for purple martin sound recordings in Chesterfield, VA. 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.

Pet World
(804) 748-3620
6527 Centralia Rd
Chesterfield, VA
 
Toy Center
(804) 323-5773
Inc. 10441 Midlothian Turnpike
Richmond, VA
 
Toy Center
(804) 288-4475
Inc. 5811 Patterson Avenue
Richmond, VA
 
HobbyTown USA
(804) 270-2250
8032-B W. Broad St.
Richmond, VA
 
Hobby Corner
(804) 276-4151
7150 Hull Street Rd
Richmond, VA

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HobbyTown USA
(804) 267-3366
9768 Midlothian Turnpike
Richmond, VA
 
Chesterfield Hobbies
(804) 379-9091
13154 Midlothian Turnpike
Midlothian, VA
 
Hobby Center
(804) 750-1973
8908 West Patterson Avenue
Richmond, VA
 
Walt's Hobby Shop
(804) 861-1333
2791 S Crater Rd
Petersburg, VA
 
Beggar's Bones
(804) 254-2663
317 N. Robinson St.
Richmond, 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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