Purple Martin Sound Recordings Columbus OH

Local resource for purple martin sound recordings in Columbus, 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.

Golden Hobby Shop
(614) 645-8329
630 S 3rd St
Columbus, OH
 
Hobby Lobby Creative Center
(614) 501-4737
5865 Chantry Dr
Columbus, OH
 
Buki''s Toys & Trains
(614) 481-8021
1644 West 5th Ave.
Columbus, OH
Store Type
Walk-in Store, Phone & Mail Order

Cyclone Hobbies
(614) 263-3720
3671 Karl Road
Columbus OH, NC
 
Graceland Hobbyland
(614) 888-7500
Hobbyland Stores, Inc.
Columbus, OH
 
Columbus City Of--senior Citizens Recreation, Golden Hobby Shop
(614) 645-8329
630 S 3rd St
Columbus, OH
 
Worthington Hobby House
(614) 888-7715
646 North High Street
Worthington, OH
 
Landscape Railroads & Hobbies
(614) 235-5105
2681 East Main Street
Bexley, OH
 
Grandview Hobbies
(614) 486-3532
1460 W. 5th Ave.
Columbus, OH
 
Train Station
(614) 262-9056
4430 Indianola Avenue
Columbus, 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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