Purple Martin Sound Recordings Clarksville TN

Local resource for purple martin sound recordings in Clarksville, TN. 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.

Action Hobby
(931) 645-8535
10 Main St. Suite C
Clarksville, TN
(931) 906-8069
2784 Wilma Rudolph Blvd
Clarksville, TN
Monday - Friday: 9:00-9:00
Sunday: 10:00-6:00

Safe Tails
(888) 518-1614
PO BOX 31382
Clarksville, TN
Affordable Pet Care
(931) 648-4806
120 Kraft St
Clarksville, TN
Medicine Shoppe Pharmacy
(931) 552-2552
1500 Madison St
Clarksville, TN
(931) 552-4688
1591 Boxcroft Court
Clarksville, TN
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Pampered Pets of Clarksville
(866) 446-4145
967 Sugarcane Way
Clarksville, TN
(931) 906-8069
2784 Wilma Rudolph Blvd
Clarksville, TN
(931) 906-8069

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Pet Food Center
(931) 905-2214
1087 Fort Campbell Blvd
Clarksville, TN
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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

Copyright2010 Bird Watcher's Digest

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