Purple Martin Sound Recordings Fayetteville NC

Local resource for purple martin sound recordings in Fayetteville, NC. 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.

Hayes Hobby House
(910) 485-2337
809 Elm Street
Fayetteville, NC
 
Cumberland Depot Inc.
(910) 424-6229
4728 Cumberland Road
Fayetteville, NC
 
Hayes Hobby House
(910) 485-2337
809 Elm St
Fayetteville, NC

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Woof Boutique & Barkery
(910) 223-9663
4011 Sycamore Dairy Rd.
Fayetteville, NC
 
PetSmart
(910) 867-2300
2061 SKIBO RD
FAYETTEVILLE, NC

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Great American Gift, Toy & Hobby
(910) 480-1234
2376 Cedar Creek Rd
Fayetteville, NC
 
Hobbit Hobby
(910) 864-3155
6111 Yadkin Rd Ste A
Fayetteville, NC

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PetSmart
(910) 867-2300
2061 Skibo Rd
Fayetteville, NC
Hours
Monday - Friday: 7:00-9:00
Sunday: 9:00-7:00

Aqua-Rama
(910) 868-3482
4937 Bragg Blvd
Fayetteville, NC

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Gray's Creek Classy Clips
(910) 630-4222
6674 Sim Canady Rd
Hope Mills, NC
 
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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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