Purple Martin Sound Recordings Cincinnati OH

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English Traditions
(513) 321-4730
2716 Erie Avenue
Cincinnati, OH

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Old World Restorations Inc.
(513) 271-5459
The Historic Ferris House
Cincinnati, OH

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EmbroidMe Blue Ash
(513) 791-0051
11033 Reed Hartman Highway
Cincinnati, OH

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Fast Lane Hobbies & Raceways
(513) 248-2345
467 Wards Corner Rd # D
Loveland, OH
 
Garden Railway Company
(513) 321-9949
2402 Ashland Avenue
Cincinnati, OH
 
Yesterday's Treasures
(513) 871-7155
3815 Erie Avenue
Cincinnati, OH

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Wiebold Studio Inc.
(513) 831-2541
413 Terrace Place
Terrace Park, OH

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4 & 1 Imports
(513) 385-8185
5871 Day Road
Cincinnati, OH

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Art Technologies
(513) 942-8800
3795 Symmes Road
Hamilton, OH

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Golf Manor Hobbies
(513) 351-3849
2235 Losantiville Avenue
Cincinnati, OH
 
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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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