Purple Martin Sound Recordings Gainesville FL

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HobbyTown USA
(352) 377-0077
Kanapaha Station
Gainesville, FL
 
PETCO
(352) 331-2504
6869 West Newberry Road
Gainesville, 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

Earth Pets Organic
(352) 377-1100
404 NW 10th Avenue
Gainesville, FL
Products
All Natural Pet Food/Supplies. Gifts for people & Pets. Organic Livestock Feed. And More!
Hours
Open 7 days a week

Ocean Exotics
(352) 381-3557
6623 Sw Archer Rd
Gainesville, FL

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Wood Resource Recovery
(352) 378-5801
10606 State Road 121 North
Gainesville, FL

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Earth Pets Organic Feed & Garden
(352) 377-1100
404 N.W. 10th Avenue
Gainesville, FL

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PetSmart
(352) 380-0112
3736 SW Archer Rd
Gainesville, FL
Hours
Monday - Friday: 9:00-9:00
Sunday: 10:00-6:00

Earth Pets Natural Pet Market
(352) 331-5123
500 NW 60th St
Gainesville, FL

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The Flying Fish
(386) 454-7225
228 Northeast 1st Avenue
High Springs, FL

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Rhocurt Distributors
(352) 375-8706
4474 vienna woods way
gainesville, FL

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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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