Purple Martin Sound Recordings Danbury CT

Local resource for purple martin sound recordings in Danbury, CT. 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.

Heritage Hobbies
(203) 834-0441
33 Danbury Rd
Wilton, CT
 
Ice House Hobbies
(203) 790-7008
98 Federal Road
Danbury, CT
 
Railworks
(203) 797-8386
5 Padanaram Road
Danbury, CT
 
HobbyTown USA
(203) 740-1500
14 Candlewood Lake Road
Brookfield, CT
 
HobbyTown USA
(860) 355-3000
168 Danbury Road
New Milford, CT
 
Party Depot Inc
(203) 778-6886
43 South Street
Danbury, CT
 
Danbury Hobby Center
(203) 743-9052
Plumtree Plaza
Danbury, CT
 
Railworks, Inc.
(203) 797-8386
457 Federal Road
Brookfield, CT
 
Putnam Train Station Ltd.
(914) 279-0200
175 East Main Street
Brewster, NY
 
Heritage Hobbies
(203) 834-0441
33 Danbury Road
Wilton, CT
 

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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