Purple Martin Sound Recordings Dalton GA

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Dalton RC & Raceway
(706) 278-9184
3403 D Chatsworth HW SE
Dalton, GA
 
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330 S Hamilton St
Dalton, GA

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(706) 281-4799
2150 E Walnut Ave
Dalton, GA

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(706) 272-3474
1502 Cleveland Hwy
Dalton, GA

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(706) 935-2231
100 Helpful Place
Ringgold, GA
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(706) 625-9037
3051 Hwy 41 South SW
Calhoun, GA

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(706) 275-8085
1810 E Walnut Ave
Dalton, GA

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(706) 226-7387
1349 W Walnut Ave
Dalton, GA

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(706) 278-2585
1229 West Walnut Avnue
Dalton, GA
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(800) 735-7922
195 Lovinggood Rd
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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

Copyright2010 Bird Watcher's Digest

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