Purple Martin Sound Recordings Grand Forks ND

Local resource for purple martin sound recordings in Grand Forks, ND. 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.

McGiffin's
(701) 772-5311
1200 South Washington
Grand Forks, ND
 
Stonegate Pet Ctr-Grooming Btq
(701) 775-0775
1726 S Washington St Ste 63
Grand Forks, ND

Data Provided By:
Wheels Wings-n-Hobbies
(701) 667-7200
4018 Memorial Highway
Mandan, ND
 
Aeroport Hobby Shoppe
(701) 838-1658
2112 N Broadway
Minot, ND
 
Paul's Model Supply
(701) 237-5814
1200 1st Ave. N. Ste A
Fargo, ND
 
PETCO
(701) 746-1996
2901 32nd Avenue South
Grand Forks, ND
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: 12:00pm-7:00pm

Fancy's Choice
(701) 772-0556
1905 S Washington St # B
Grand Forks, ND

Data Provided By:
Unreal RC
(701) 577-1032
1804 2nd St. West
Williston, ND
 
Aeroport Hobby Shoppe
(701) 838-1658
2112 North Broadway
Minot, ND
 
McGiffin's
(701) 772-5311
1200 South Washington
Grand Forks, ND
 
Data Provided By:

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

Click here to read the rest of this article from birdwatchersdigest.com