Purple Martin Sound Recordings Detroit MI

Local resource for purple martin sound recordings in Detroit, MI. 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.

Ace Hanses Hardware
(313) 846-0900
13320 West Warren
Dearborn, MI
 
Prop Shop
(586) 757-7160
23326 Van Dyke
Warren, MI
 
Rider's Hobby Shop
(248) 589-8111
32115 John R. Road
Madison Heights, MI
 
West Point Hobby Inc.
(313) 538-2189
25531 West Seven Mile Rd.
Redford, MI
 
Whistle Stop Hobby & Toy Inc.
(810) 771-6770
21714 Harper Avenue
St. Clair Shores, MI
 
Rainy Day Hobbies
(248) 545-5667
22961 Woodward Avenue
Ferndale, MI
 
Prop Shop Hobbies
(810) 757-7160
23326 Van Dyke
Warren, MI
 
Whistle Stop Hobby & Toy
(586) 771-6770
21714 Harper Avenue
St. Clair Shores, MI
Store Type
Walk-in store + online sales

Young's Garden Mart
(313) 573-0230
27825 Ryan Road
Warren, MI
 
Eureka Trains
(313) 284-0521
1219 Eureka Road
Wyandotte, MI
 

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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