Purple Martin Sound Recordings Flushing NY

Local resource for purple martin sound recordings in Flushing, NY. 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.

Hobby Land Of Gifts
(212) 568-3979
4271 Broadway
New York, NY
 
Frank's Enterprise
(718) 567-7339
5518 5th Avenue
Brooklyn, NY
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Nutley Sportscards & Hobbies
(973) 667-6737
261 Franklin Ave # B
Nutley, NJ
 
Westchester Trains & Hobbies
(914) 421-1262
200 Hamilton Ave
White Plains, NY
 
NHS Hobbies
(718) 821-0958
68-16 Fresh Pond Rd.
Flushing, NY
 
Lina Hobby Land Of Gifts Ltd
(212) 568-3670
4271 Broadway
New York, NY
 
Henrys Hobby House
(718) 816-1951
141 Mcclean Ave
Staten Island, NY
 
Brownies Hobbies
(718) 727-2194
124 Bennett St
Staten Island, NY
 
Big Apple Hobbies
(718) 961-9611
171-69 46 Ave.
Queens, NY
 
Nagengast Hardware
(718) 821-0958
6802 Fresh Pond Road
Ridgewood, NY
 

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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