Purple Martin Sound Recordings Everett WA

Local resource for purple martin sound recordings in Everett, WA. 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.

Broadway Hobbies
(425) 252-6130
2531 Broadway Ste F
Everett, WA
 
Tim's Bike & Hobby
(425) 259-5929
2405 Broadway
Everett, WA
 
Cascade & Pacific Railway
(425) 743-4817
17504 62nd Avenue W
Lynnwood, WA
 
J & S R/C Hobbies Plus
(360) 653-8838
10305 State Ave
Marysville, WA
 
Galaxy Hobby
(425) 670-0454
19332 60th Ave West
Lynnwood, WA
 
Everett Hobbycraft
(425) 252-6130
2531 Broadway
Everett, WA
 
HobbyTown USA
(425) 355-8086
1130 S.E. Everett Mall Way
Everett, WA
 
HobbyTown USA
(425) 774-0819
18500 33rd Avenue W
Lynnwood, WA
 
Whistlestop at Country Village
(425) 488-3499
23706 Bothell-Everett Highway
Bothell, WA
 
Galaxy Hobby Inc.
(425) 670-0454
19332 60th Avenue W
Lynnwood, WA
 

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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