Purple Martin Sound Recordings Eugene OR

Local resource for purple martin sound recordings in Eugene, OR. 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.

Big Wheel Model Trains
(541) 344-7300
1091 Coburg Road
Eugene, OR
 
Eugene Toy and Hobby
(541) 344-2117
32 East 11th Avenue
Eugene, OR
 
Village Depot
(541) 942-5117
725 Row River Road
Cottage Grove, OR
 
Our Happy Hounds Organic Biscuit Bakery
(not) wor-king
518 Sweetwater Lane
Eugene, OR

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Java'snose Organic Pet Beds
(503) 560-7031
97846 Oak Island Drive
Veneta, OR

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Eugene Toy & Hobby
(541) 344-2117
32 East 11th Ave.
Eugene, OR
Store Type
Walk-in Store, Phone & Mail Order

Todd's CG Yamaha & RC Hobbies
(541) 942-3335
120 Palmer Ave
Cottage Grove OR, CA
 
Eugene Swing
(541) 514-7234
Eugene, OR
 
Not For Dogs Only
(541) 852-1812
3790 Emerald St
Eugene, OR

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PetSmart
(541) 683-3353
2847 Chad Dr
Eugene, OR
Hours
Monday - Friday: 9:00-9:00
Sunday: 10:00-6:00

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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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