Purple Martin Sound Recordings Grand Junction CO

Local resource for purple martin sound recordings in Grand Junction, CO. 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.

Hobby Hut Models
(970) 242-8761
811 N 12th St
Grand Junction, CO
 
Hobby Hut Models
(970) 242-8761
811 N. 12th
Grand Junction, CO
 
High Desert Race Place & RC Hobbies
(970) 255-1499
2892 North Avenue Unit C
Grand Junction, CO
 
Tatman R/C & Hobbies
(970) 243-8044
2692 Highway 50, Suite Q
Grand Junction, CO
 
Country At Heart
(970) 243-5001
838 N 1st St
Grand Junction, CO

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Hobby Hut
(970) 242-8761
811 North 12th Street
Grand Junction, CO
 
Depot Trains & Porcelain Dolls
(970) 245-5504
201 South Grand Avenue
Grand Junction, CO
 
Lobo Mountain Trains & Hobbies
(970) 256-7222
507 30 Rd. Unit 1B
Grand Junction, CO
Store Type
Walk-in Store, Phone & Mail Order

His 'n' Hers Model Trains
(303) 245-5504
2692 U.S. Highway 50 Suite K
Grand Junction, CO
 
PETCO
(970) 241-8340
2464 US Highway 6
Grand Junction, CO
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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