Purple Martin Sound Recordings Franklin TN

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Hobby Lobby
(615) 373-1444
5614 Franklin Pike Circle
Brentwood, TN
 
PAC R/C Hobbies
(615) 220-0655
215 South Lowry St
Smyrna, TN
 
Hpdcrafts.com
(615) 662-1828
770 Myhr Dr
Nashville, TN

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Totally Devoted Collies
(615) 425-9815
626 Paces Ferry Dr
Nashville, TN
 
Broadway Depot
(615) 220-2308
403 Smyrna Sq Dr
Smyrna, TN

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Tennessee Central Railroad Museum
(615) 244-9001
220 Willow Street
Nashville, TN
 
Parkavenuetoys.com/sweetdeed
no address
Franklin, TN

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Hudson Classic Hobbies
(615) 833-8337
4825 Trousdale Dr
Nashville, TN

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Happy Hobbies
(615) 256-9527
2203 Courtney Ave
Nashville, TN

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Pac R/C Hobbies
(615) 220-0655
242 S Lowry St
Smyrna, TN

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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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