Purple Martin Sound Recordings Flint MI

Local resource for purple martin sound recordings in Flint, MI. 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.

Rider's Hobby Shop
(810) 720-2500
2061 South Linden Road
Flint, MI
 
AMS Custom Hobbies, Inc
(248) 830-0046
3414 Saginaw Street
Burton, MI
 
Imagination Station
(810) 603-1600
12777 South Saginaw Street
Grand Blanc, MI
 
PETCO
(810) 720-1918
3559 Miller Road
Flint, MI
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

PetSmart
(810) 953-0019
6260 Saginaw Rd
Grand Blanc, MI
Hours
Monday - Friday: 9:00-9:00
Sunday: 10:00-6:00

Riders Hobby Shop of Flint
(810) 720-2508
DBA Riders Hobby Shop Of Flint
Flint, MI
 
Grasco Hobby
(810) 655-2844
P.O. Box 190034
Burton, MI
Store Type
Online Store

Mid Michigan Coin & Hobby
(810) 564-2646
156 W. Vienna
Clio, MI
 
PetSmart
(810) 733-6311
4061 Miller Rd
Flint, MI
Hours
Monday - Friday: 9:00-9:00
Sunday: 10:00-6:00

Dotty's Pet Ctr
(810) 742-2443
1375 E Bristol Rd
Burton, MI

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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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