Purple Martin Sound Recordings Dayton OH

Local resource for purple martin sound recordings in Dayton, 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.

Dayton Model Railways-Smittys Hobby
(937) 299-7991
3706 Wilmington Pike
Kettering, OH
 
Military Toy Shop
(937) 320-1428
1291 N Fairfield Road
Beavercreek, OH
 
Tin Plate Station
(937) 428-9667
6342-B Far Hills Avenue
Dayton, OH
 
Fastraxx Hobbies & Raceway
(937) 864-0260
8448 Dayton Springfield Road
Fairborn, OH
 
Family Hobby Shop
(513) 898-5247
304 North Dixie Drive
Vandalia, OH
 
Dayton Model Railways/Smitty's...
(937) 299-1121
3706 Wilmington Pike
Dayton, OH
 
The Hobby Shop
(937) 436-6161
153A N. Springboro Pike
Dayton, OH
 
RC Hobby Center
(937) 236-2455
2130 Harshman Road
Dayton, OH
 
Windjammin Sails
(937) 862-7781
1480 W Spring Valley Paint Road
Spring Valley, OH
 
South Park Hobbies
(513) 424-5124
1815 Tytus Avenue
Middletown, 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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