Purple Martin Sound Recordings College Station TX

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HobbyTown USA
(979) 693-7200
1713 South Texas Avenue
College Station, TX
 
Lester''s Boxcar Works
(979) 690-0339
4902 Bay Oaks Court
College Station, TX
Store Type
Online Store, Phone & Mail Order

PETCO
(979) 694-9958
1901 Texas Avenue Suite C
College Station, TX
Hours
Monday: 9:00am-9:00pm
Tuesday: 9:00am-9:00pm
Wednesday: 9:00am-9:00pm
Thursday: 9:00am-9:00pm
Friday: 9:00am-9:00pm
Saturday: 9:00am-9:00pm
Sunday: 10:00am-7:00pm

Puppy Store
(979) 696-2225
1500 Harvey Rd Ste 8012B
College Station, TX

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We Fix It
(979) 822-3499
1005 S Coulter Drive
Bryan, TX

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Whistles
(409) 695-1922
Wings and Wheels College Station Business Center 1501 FM 2818 Suite 111
College Station, TX
 
Power Heli's LLC
(979) 779-2151
dba Power R/C Hobbies
Bryan, TX
 
PetSmart
(979) 260-4134
1505 University Dr East Suite 600
College Station, TX
Hours
Monday - Friday: 9:00-9:00
Sunday: 10:00-6:00

PetSmart
(979) 260-4134
1505 UNIVERSITY DR. EAST
COLLEGE STATION, TX

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Hobby Lobby Creative Center
(469) 467-6018
900 W 15th St # A
Plano, TX
 
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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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