Purple Martin Sound Recordings Hattiesburg MS

Local resource for purple martin sound recordings in Hattiesburg, MS. 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.

Hub City Hobby, LLC
(601) 264-1040
5182 Old Highway 11 Suite 3
Hattiesburg, MS
 
PetSmart
(601) 261-0715
6143 HIGHWAY 98 STE 50
HATTIESBURG, MS

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Sticks And Stones Garden Center
(815) 895-1872
6925 Us Hwy 49 N Suite 1
Haddiesburg, MS
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Annuals

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Morning-Glory Mulch
(601) 270-5313
724 Morriston Rd
Petal, MS

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Hummingbird Model Trains
(228) 864-4877
c/o Todd Stennis
Gulfport, MS
 
PetSmart
(601) 261-0715
6143 Highway 98 Ste 50
Hattiesburg, MS
Hours
Monday - Friday: 9:00-9:00
Sunday: 10:00-6:00

The Flower Pot Designs
(601) 270-5300
20 Montrose Court
Hattiesburg, MS
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Vesely Nursery
(601) 264-9518
451 N Black Creek Rd
Sumrall, MS

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North Hills Hobbies
(601) 696-9767
6051 Dale Drive Suite B
Marion, MS
 
Emporium
(228) 432-1326
136 Rue Magnolia
Biloxi, MS
 
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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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