Purple Martin Sound Recordings Green Bay WI

Local resource for purple martin sound recordings in Green Bay, WI. 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.

N E W Hobby Shop
(920) 498-2025
1234 S Military Ave
Green Bay, WI
 
HobbyTown USA
(920) 490-9996
2767 South Oneida Street
Green Bay, WI
 
Victory R/C Hobbies & Raceway LLC
(920) 884-7300
705 N Military Ave
Green Bay, WI
 
EngineHouse Services
(920) 490-4839
2737 N Packerland Dr. #2H
Green Bay, WI
Store Type
Walk-in Store, Phone & Mail Order

Dirtheaven Hobby & Race
(920) 866-9096
6028 City Road K
New Franken, WI
 
New Hobby Shop
(414) 498-2025
1234 South Military Avenue
Green Bay, WI
 
Engine House Services
(920) 490-4839
2737 North Packerland Drive
Green Bay, WI
 
GB TV & Trains
(920) 496-9697
1353 Velp Avenue
Green Bay, WI
 
Northern Hobbies
(920) 662-1530
14440 Velp Ave
Suamico, WI
 
K-9 Royal Essentials LLC
(920) 884-2822
588 Redbird Circle
De Pere, WI

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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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