Purple Martin Sound Recordings Fort Collins CO

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J R Miniatures Hobbies & Craft
(970) 203-1550
547 Denver Ave
Loveland, CO
 
Hobby Town
(303) 244-5445
2531 D South College Avenue
Fort Collins, CO
 
Mammal Mama
(970) 221-4830
P.O. Box 1032
Laporte, CO

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PetSmart
(970) 223-9020
4432 S College Ave
Fort Collins, CO
Hours
Monday - Friday: 9:00-9:00
Sunday: 10:00-6:00

PetSmart
(970) 278-9178
1715 Rocky Mountain Ave
Loveland, CO
Hours
Monday - Friday: 9:00-9:00
Sunday: 10:00-6:00

HobbyTown USA
(970) 226-3900
3500 South College Ave Unit 17&18
Fort Collins, CO
 
Capoeira Canavial
(347) 251-0265
1800 s lemay
fort collins, CO
 
Rocky Plains LLP
(970) 217-7985
207 So Washington Ave.
Loveland, CO

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PETCO
(970) 484-4477
2211 South College Avenue #200
Fort Collins, CO
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: 9:00am-8:00pm

D & G Pets
(970) 225-0767
925 E Harmony Rd
Fort Collins, CO

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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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