Purple Martin Sound Recordings Hartford CT

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War & Pieces
(860) 232-0608
Inc. 7 South Main Street
West Hartford, CT
 
Tom's Trains Of Ct.
(860) 529-6157
925 Silas Deane Hwy
Wethersfield, CT
 
New England Hobby Supply
(860) 646-0610
71 Hilliard St.
Manchester, CT
Store Type
Walk-in Store, Phone & Mail Order

Helicopters Unlimited
(860) 559-3228
PO Box 726
Avon, CT
 
J & E Train Depot
(203) 870-7311
911 Hfd Tpk
Vernon, CT
 
Tom's Trains of Connecticut
(860) 529-6157
618 Silas Deane Highway
Wethersfield, CT
 
Amato's Toy & Hobby
(860) 229-9069
283 Main Street
New Britian, CT
 
Time Machine Hobby ,LLC
(860) 646-0610
71 Hilliard St
Manchester, CT
 
Valley Hobbies
(860) 693-3696
Inc. 261B Albany Turnpike
Canton, CT
 
Amato's Toy & Hobby
(860) 347-1893
395 Main Street
Middletown, CT
 

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

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