Purple Martin Sound Recordings Greenville SC

Local resource for purple martin sound recordings in Greenville, SC. 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 Lobby Creative Center
(864) 848-1610
6007 Wade Hampton Blvd
Taylors, SC
 
Blue Ridge Hobbies
(800) 988-2125
2400 N Pleasantburg Dr Ste F
Greenville, SC
 
Great Escape
(803) 235-8320
Pleasantburg Shopping Center 1426 Laurens Road
Greenville, SC
 
The Hobby Connection
(864) 295-1209
4148 Calhoun Memorial Highway
Easley, SC
 
The Hobby Connection
(864) 295-1209
4148 Calhoun Memorial Hwy
Easley, SC

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The Great Escape
(864) 235-8320
1426 Laurens Road
Greenville, SC
 
HobbyTown USA
(864) 627-9633
101 Verdae Boulevard #340
Greenville, SC
 
Golden Strip Hobbies
(803) 963-7149
315-G Fairview Road
Simpsonville, SC
 
Rail & Spike Trains & Hobbies
(864) 850-0237
6788 L Calhoun Memorial Highway
Easley, SC
 
PETCO
(864) 232-7340
3270 N Pleasantburg Dr
Greenville, SC
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Tuesday: 9:00am-9:00pm
Wednesday: 9:00am-9:00pm
Thursday: 9:00am-9:00pm
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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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