Purple Martin Sound Recordings El Paso TX

Local resource for purple martin sound recordings in El Paso, TX. 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.

Hobby Lobby Creative Center
(915) 857-9393
1861 Joe Battle Blvd
El Paso, TX
 
Woodie's Model Train Shop
(915) 566-0235
4010 Polk Avenue
El Paso, TX
 
RC & Me
(915) 855-1300
12135 Montwood Dr, Suite 108
El Paso, TX
 
Team Valadez Hobbies
(915) 775-1482
6130 Montana Ave
El Paso, TX
 
Rc And Me
(915) 855-1300
12135 Montwood Dr Ste 108
El Paso, TX
 
Team Valadez Hobbies
(915) 775-1482
6130 Montana Suite 204
El Paso, TX
 
Hal's Hobby Shop Inc.
(915) 591-2213
1440 Bessemer Drive
El Paso, TX
 
Hal's Hobby Warehouse
(915) 591-2213
1440 Bessemer
El Paso, TX
 
Party City
(915) 581-5522
655 Sunland Park Dr Ste C2
El Paso, TX
 
Hal'S Hobby Shop
(915) 591-2213
1440 Bessemer Dr
El Paso, TX
 

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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