Purple Martin Sound Recordings Clearwater FL

Local resource for purple martin sound recordings in Clearwater, FL. 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.

Trains & Treasures
(727) 298-0350
Inc. 1710 North Hercules Avanue Suite 104-5A
Clearwater, FL
 
Frank's Trains & Hobbies
(813) 855-1041
3910 Tampa Road
Oldsmar, FL
 
Phil's Hobby Shop
(727) 545-1251
6050 Park Blvd.
Pinellas Park, FL
 
Archie's Hobbies & Helis
(727) 526-0394
4200 J 62nd Ave. North
Pinellas Park, FL
 
Holiday Wonderland Inc.
(813) 880-0510
7565 West Hillsborough Avenue
Tampa, FL
 
Frank''s Trains & Hobbies
(813) 855-1041
110 Pine Ave. S
Oldsmar, FL
Store Type
Walk-in Store, Phone & Mail Order

Whistle Stop Hobbies
(813) 785-0469
1901 19th Street South
Palm Harbor, FL
 
H&R Trains
(727) 526-4682
6901 US HWY 19 North
Pinellas Park, FL
Store Type
Walk-in Store, Phone & Mail Order

H & R Trains
(727) 526-4682
6901 U.S Hwy 19 North
Pinellas Park, FL
 
Charlie's Discount Hobbies,Inc.
(813) 882-4007
7530 W Waters Ave
Tampa, FL
 

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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