Purple Martin Sound Recordings Colorado Springs CO

Local resource for purple martin sound recordings in Colorado Springs, CO. 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.

Hobby Lobby Creative Center
(719) 550-0157
3989 Palmer Park Blvd
Colorado Springs, CO
 
Pikes Peak R/C Hobbies
(719) 329-1600
2126 E Boulder
Colorado Springs, CO
 
Train Showcase
(719) 471-1887
38 South Sierra Madre
Colorado Springs, CO
 
Custom Railway Supply
(719) 634-4616
1015 Garden of the Gods Road,Ste F
Colorado Springs, CO
 
Austin Bluffs Trains and Hobbies
(719) 594-9084
4620 Austin Bluffs Parkway
Colorado Springs, CO
 
HobbyTown USA
(719) 637-0404
839 North Academy Blvd
Colorado Springs, CO
 
Diamond Fun Shoppe
(719) 520-0126
125 East Boulder
Colorado Springs, CO
 
Sunbird Train Mart Discount Trains
(719) 574-2080
3311 No. Academy Blvd
Colorado Springs, CO
 
Stevens Aero Model
(719) 387-4187
1528 S Nevada Ave
Colorado Springs, CO
 
Plum Loco of Colorado
(719) 594-4123
6543 North Academy Boulevard
Colorado Springs, CO
 

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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