Purple Martin Sound Recordings Hagerstown MD

Local resource for purple martin sound recordings in Hagerstown, MD. 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.

House of Plastic
(301) 797-3575
800 View Street
Hagerstown, MD
 
The Train Room
(301) 745-6681
360 South Burhans Blvd.
Hagerstown, MD
 
Hagerstown Moped and Hobby
(301) 797-5996
443 South Burhans Boulevard
Hagerstown, MD
 
Mainline Hobby Supply
(717) 794-2860
15066 Buchanan Trail East
Blue Ridge Summit, PA
 
Hobbytown USA
(301) 694-7395
1305 W. 7th Street
Frederick, MD
Store Type
Walk-in Store, Online Store, Phone & Mail Order

Nexgen Hobby
(301) 739-6071
117 East Baltimore Street
Funkstown, MD
 
Hagerstown Moped
(301) 797-5996
443 S. Burhans Blvd
Hagerstown, MD
 
E.L. Jones and Sons Model Train Merchants
(800) 810-8138
34 North Conococheague St.
Williamsport, MD
Store Type
Online, Walk-in Store, Phone & Mail Order

Catoctin Mountain Trains & Hobbies
(301) 694-8331
3 West Main Street
Thurmont, MD
 
Historymania
(717) 597-1676
985 Buchanan Trail East
Greencastle, PA
 

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