Purple Martin Sound Recordings Greenville NC

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Carolina Pet Urns
(252) 903-3356
8402 Temperance Hall Rd
Pinetops, NC

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Sweet Pets
(252) 329-7387
2120 E Fire Tower Rd
Greenville, NC

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Pets Plus
(252) 439-1026
3700 S Memorial Dr
Greenville, NC

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Sunshine Gardens Exteriors
(252) 321-1555
4816 Nc Highway 43 S
Greenville, NC

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John's Toy Hobby Shop
(704) 865-8141
401 Cox Rd
Gastonia, NC
 
PetSmart
(252) 756-7706
600 Greenville Blvd SE
Greenville, NC
Hours
Monday - Friday: 9:00-9:00
Sunday: 10:00-7:00

PetSmart
(252) 756-7706
600 GREENVILLE BOULEVARD SOUTH
GREENVILLE, NC

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Flower Times, Inc
(252) 746-8444
143 W Hanrahan Rd
Grifton, NC
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Garden Centers / Nurseries, Plants, Shrubs

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Plant & See Nursery
(252) 756-0879
4062 Old Tar Rd
Winterville, NC

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Hobby Shop
(704) 855-3611
958 Webb Rd
China Grove, NC
 
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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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