Purple Martin Sound Recordings Cleveland OH

Local resource for purple martin sound recordings in Cleveland, OH. 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.

Stewarts Hobbies & Collectors Toys
(440) 942-6632
38033 Euclid Ave
Willoughby, OH
 
Eastern Ohio Trains
(216) 371-3180
2740 Fairmount Blvd.
Cleveland Heights, OH
Store Type
Phone & Mail Order

Wings Hobby Shop
(216) 221-5383
Inc. 17112 Detroit Avenue
Lakewood, OH
 
Parma Hobby
(216) 741-6440
5275 Ridge Road
Parma, OH
 
Southland Train & Hobby
(216) 843-5929
Southland Shopping Center Arcade 6863 Southland Drive
Middleburg Heights, OH
 
Great Train Store
(216) 574-6394
230 West Huron Road
Cleveland, OH
 
Wings Hobby Shop
(216) 221-5383
17112 Detroit Ave
Lakewood, OH
 
Olsen''s Toy Train Parts
(216) 226-0444
1386 Bonneview Ave.
Lakewood, OH
Store Type
Online Store, Phone & Mail Order

Depot Train & Hobby
(216) 252-8880
4342 W. 130th St.
Cleveland, OH
Store Type
Walk-in Store, Phone , Fax & Mail Order

Al's Trains & Hobby, LLC
(440) 232-0591
708 Broadway
Bedford, OH
 

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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