Purple Martin Sound Recordings Erie PA

Local resource for purple martin sound recordings in Erie, PA. 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.

Train Shop
(814) 899-2157
3310 Buffalo Road
Erie, PA
 
Gehrlein Products
(814) 866-1131
9001 Hamot Road
Waterford, PA
 
PETCO
(814) 864-9256
1960 Edinboro Road
Erie, PA
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

Peninsula Pups Doggie Daycare, Inc.
814-454-PUPS (7877)
801 W. 12th St.
Erie, PA
Products
20% discount for multiple dog families

Erie Canine Academy
(814) 602-4146
2275 Downs Drive
Erie, PA
Products
Dog Training Services

Train City
(814) 833-8313
3133 Zuck Road
Erie, PA
 
PetSmart
(814) 866-6821
7451 Peach St
Erie, PA
Hours
Monday - Friday: 9:00-9:00
Sunday: 10:00-6:00

Sea Cave
(814) 456-9445
660 E 14th St
Erie, PA

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Mud Puppies Self Serve Dog Wash, Grooming, & Goodies
(814) 746-2021
3867 Peach Street
Erie, PA
 
Erie Canine Academy
(814) 602-4146
2275 Downs Drive
Erie, PA
 
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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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