Purple Martin Sound Recordings Columbus GA

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HobbyTown USA
(706) 660-1793
2301 Airport Thruway
Columbus, GA
 
PetSmart
(706) 323-6788
1591 Bradley Park Dr
Columbus, GA
Hours
Monday - Friday: 9:00-9:00
Sunday: 10:00-7:00

Tropical Treasures Pet Shop
(706) 568-3700
3201 Macon Rd
Columbus, GA

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Petland
(706) 321-9921
5592 Whitesville Rd Ste A
Columbus, GA

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One Stop Pet Shop
(334) 297-6222
2108 Crawford Rd
Phenix City, AL

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HobbyTown USA
(706) 660-1793
6770 Veterans Parkway, Suite I
Columbus, GA
 
PETCO
(706) 596-9320
5550 Whittlesey Boulevard Suite 100
Columbus, GA
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

PetSmart
(706) 323-6788
1591 BRADLEY PARK DRIVE
COLUMBUS, GA

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Dellwood Kennels
(706) 569-9887
5700 Billings Road
Columbus, GA
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MILITARY DISCOUNT!!!!!!

David's Pets
(334) 298-6731
1311 14th St
Phenix City, AL

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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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