Purple Martin Sound Recordings Columbia SC

Local resource for purple martin sound recordings in Columbia, SC. 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
(803) 787-2509
5422 Forest Dr
Columbia, SC
 
New Brookland RR & Hobby
(803) 791-3958
405 State St
West Columbia, SC
 
HobbyTown USA
(803) 732-4200
1150 Bower Pkway #10
Columbia, SC
 
Hobbytown USA
(803) 407-2373
275 Harbison Blvd Ste Nn0
Columbia, SC

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Lexington Hobby Motorsports
(803) 356-4226
528 Columbia Ave Ste D
Lexington, SC

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New Brookland Railroad & Hobby
(803) 791-3958
405 State Street
West Columbia, SC
 
4545
(803) 699-1181
10120 Two Notch Road
Columbia, SC
 
Lexington Hobby & Motorsports
(803) 794-4268
4262 Augusta Road
Lexington, SC
 
Lexington Hobby
(803) 794-4268
4262 Augusta Rd
Lexington, SC

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Wet Nose Oasis
(803) 749-2349
7320-F Broad River Rd.
Irmo, SC

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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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