Purple Martin Sound Recordings Dover NH

Local resource for purple martin sound recordings in Dover, NH. 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.

Gold and Things Trading
(603) 332-1551
50 South Main Street
Rochester, NH
 
Starlight Hobbies
(603) 436-7625
953 Islington Street
Portsmouth, NH
 
Fitts Photo & Hobby Shop
(603) 964-9292
Village Shopping Center US Route 1
North Hampton, NH
 
Neal's N-Gauging Trains
(603) 926-9031
86 Tide Mill Road
Hampton, NH
 
Brentwood Antiques Int.
(603) 929-1441
106 Lafayete Road
Hampton Falls, NH
 
Maximus, LLC
(207) 351-1520
366 US Route 1
Kittery, ME
 
Rockingham Junction Models
(603) 235-5943
16 Lamprey Village Court
Epping, NH
Store Type
Online, Phone & Mail Order

Roberts Railroad & Hobbies
(603) 942-5193
Route 4 at Route 152 Post Office Box 431
Northwood, NH
 
Neal?s N-Guaging Trains
(603) 926-9031
86 Tide Mill Road
Hampton, NH
Store Type
Walk-in Store, Phone & Mail Order

National Hobby Warehouse
(603) 244-3470
59 Route 27 Unit 7-8
Raymond, NH
 

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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