Purple Martin Sound Recordings Davenport IA

Local resource for purple martin sound recordings in Davenport, IA. 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.

Major Art & Hobby Center
(563) 323-9042
201 E 2nd St
Davenport, IA
 
Ken's Games & Hobbies
(309) 762-3070
1136 Fourth Avenue
Moline, IL
 
Midwest Trains
(319) 359-1427
1114 State Street
Bettendorf, IA
 
Thunder-Road Hobbies
(309) 762-5295
6411 61st St
Moline, IL

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PetSmart
(563) 355-8050
5235 Elmore Ave
Davenport, IA
Hours
Monday - Friday: 9:00-9:00
Sunday: 10:00-6:00

Major Art & Hobby Co.
(563) 323-9042
201 E 2nd St
Davenport, IA
 
Thunder Road Hobbies
(309) 762-5295
6411 61st Street
Moline, IL
 
Newberry's Hobby
(309) 234-5567
17144 US Hwy 150
Orion, IL
 
PETCO
(563) 344-9297
3860 Elmore Avenue
Davenport, IA
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

PETCO
(309) 764-7387
4411 16th Street
Moline, IL
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

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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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