Purple Martin Sound Recordings Fairbanks AK

Local resource for purple martin sound recordings in Fairbanks, AK. 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.

Model's Enterprises
(907) 479-6335
3568 Geraghty Avenue
Fairbanks, AK
 
PETCO
(907) 456-4400
417 Merhar Avenue
Fairbanks, AK
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

Arctic Dog Training
(907) 456-3316
541 9th ave
Fairbanks, AK
 
Ann's Greenhouses
(907) 479-6921
780 Sheep Creek Road
Fairbanks, AK

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Holm Town Nursery
(907) 451-8733
1301 30th Avenue
Fairbanks, AK
 
Fifer's Flying Things
(907) 479-5359
3090 Totem Dr
Fairbanks, AK

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Trailside Training & Bed N' Biscuit
(907) 978-4628
MI 14.5 Chena Hot Springs Rd.
Fairbanks, AK
 
Holm Town Nursery, Inc.
(907) 451-8733
13001 30th Avenue
Fairbanks, AK
Products / Services
Annuals, Bulbs, Chemicals, Crop Protection, Garden Center Marketing, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Ornaments, Horticulture Companies, Mulch, Perennials, Plants, Roses, Seeds, Shrubs, Trees

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Hawks Greenhouse
(907) 488-6119
2260 Old Richardson Hwy
North Pole, AK
Products / Services
Annuals, Cactus / Succulent, Groundcovers, Perennials, Plants, Shrubs

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Charlie''s Alaska Trains
(907) 278-7246
410 G Street
Anchorage, AK
Store Type
Walk-in Store, Phone & Mail Order

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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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