Purple Martin Sound Recordings Harrisonburg VA

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Hi Tec Hobbies, Inc
(540) 433-3030
1890 B South Main Street
Harrisonburg, VA
 
PETCO
(540) 432-3830
253 Burgess Road
Harrisonburg, VA
Hours
Monday: 10:00am-9:00pm
Tuesday: 10:00am-9:00pm
Wednesday: 10:00am-9:00pm
Thursday: 10:00am-9:00pm
Friday: 10:00am-9:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am-9:00pm
Sunday: 10:00am-7:00pm

Mistimorne Plants
(540) 574-4595
977 Pike Church Rd
Harrisonburg, VA
Products / Services
Annuals, Builders / Contractors, Cactus / Succulent, Perennials, Plants, Shrubs

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Kims Greenhouses Lc
(540) 896-5536
353 Arkton Rd
Broadway, VA
Products / Services
Builders / Contractors

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Cannadays Hobby & Wholesale
(540) 334-2601
24811 Virgil H Goode Hwy
Boones Mill, VA
 
PetSmart
(540) 432-6460
1671 E Market St
Harrisonburg, VA
Hours
Monday - Friday: 9:00-9:00
Sunday: 10:00-6:00

Sylvia's Pets
(540) 433-2124
226 University Blvd
Harrisonburg, VA

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Hess Greenhouses
(540) 433-1147
3231 Willow Run Road
Harrisonburg, VA
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Annuals, Builders / Contractors, Garden Centers / Nurseries

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Leesburg Hobbies & Collectibles
(703) 779-8600
9 W Market St
Leesburg, VA
 
Brads Hobbies
(540) 885-3642
1105 Greenville Ave
Staunton, VA
 
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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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