Purple Martin Sound Recordings Fort Myers FL

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Hobbie Warehouse
(941) 278-1295
11601 South Cleveland Avenue
Fort Myers, FL
 
A & J Models
(941) 542-3363
873 Lafayette Street
Cape Coral, FL
 
A & J Models
(239) 542-3363
1210 Lafayette Street
Cape Coral, FL

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GlycoNutrients For Pets, Inc
(831) 236-4203
9863 Kentucky Street
Bonita Springs, FL

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PetSmart
(239) 277-9890
5013 S Cleveland Ave
Fort Myers, FL
Hours
Monday - Friday: 9:00-9:00
Sunday: 10:00-6:00

Enginehouse
(813) 549-4654
1726 SE 44th Terrace
Cape Coral, FL
 
Cape Hobbys
(239) 540-5487
1515 SE 47th Ter Ste 2
Cape Coral, FL

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A & J Models
(239) 542-3363
PO Box 100805
Cape Coral 33904, FL

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PetWebPro.com
(877) 602-6877
PO Box 3029
Bonita Springs, FL

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PETCO
(239) 466-3737
13741 South Tamiami Trail Unit 2
Fort Myers, FL
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

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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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