Purple Martin Sound Recordings Harrisburg PA

Local resource for purple martin sound recordings in Harrisburg, PA. 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.

Keystone Hobby Center
(717) 763-7534
239 South Third Street
Lemoyne, PA
 
The Hidden Hangar
(717) 565-1188
5450 Derry St.
Harrisburg, PA
 
Station Hobby Shop
(717) 774-7096
213 Ninth Street
New Cumberland, PA
 
J.E.S. Technical Service
(717) 545-2962
656 Piketown Road
Harrisburg, PA
 
Loretta's Main Line Trains
(717) 944-2336
Water & Union Streets
Middletown, PA
 
Maxwell Trains & Auto
(717) 564-4055
7400 Derry Street
Harrisburg, PA
 
The Station
(717) 774-7096
213 Ninth St.
New Cumberland, PA
 
Kranzel's Hobbies
(717) 737-7223
2202 A Gettysburg Road
Camp Hill, PA
 
Bumps & Jumps RC Speedway
(717) 932-3000
643 Old York Rd
Etters, PA
 
DCC Roundhouse
(717) 534-9818
P.O. Box 218
Hershey, PA
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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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