Purple Martin Sound Recordings Frederick MD

Local resource for purple martin sound recordings in Frederick, MD. 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.

Leesburg Hobbies & Collectibles
(703) 779-8600
9 W Market St
Leesburg, VA
 
Hobbytown USA
(301) 694-7395
1305 W. 7th Street
Frederick, MD
Store Type
Walk-in Store, Online Store, Phone & Mail Order

Train Depot
(301) 607-8155
#4 South Main Street
Mt. Airy, MD
 
Leesburg Hobbies & Collectibles
(703) 779-8600
9 West Market St
Leesburg, VA
 
Maurice Arenas Guitar Academy
(301) 639-3577
204A West Patrick Street
Frederick, MD
Store Type
Guitar Lessons
Prices and/or Promotions
Buy 1 lesson get 1 free

HobbyTown USA
(301) 694-7395
919C N. East Street
Frederick, MD
 
Catoctin Mountain Trains & Hobbies
(301) 694-8331
3 West Main Street
Thurmont, MD
 
Leesburg Hobby Center
(703) 777-1477
521-D East Market Street
Leesburg, VA
 
Butterfly Effects
(866) 809-4816
Mercantile Drive West
Frederick, MD
 
No Frills Fancy
(301) 682-7877
530 Ellrose Court
Frederick, MD

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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

Copyright2010 Bird Watcher's Digest

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