Purple Martin Sound Recordings Hilo HI

Local resource for purple martin sound recordings in Hilo, HI. 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.

R C Heaven
(808) 935-1199
14 Makaala St Ste B
Hilo, HI

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Sascho Wolf Naturaceuticals
(808) 964-3463
box 397
pepeekeo, HI

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Stacey's Pets
(808) 935-0614
333 Kilauea Ave
Hilo, HI

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Rozett's Nursery
(808) 966-8778
Hc 1 Box 5081
Keaau, HI

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Novelty Greens
(808) 981-0882
142 Malaai Rd
Hilo, HI

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Gregs Warhaven
(808) 961-0660
1221 Kilauea Ave Ste 30
Hilo, HI

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Shear Magic Pet Salon
(808) 935-5630
1204 Honu Street
Hilo, HI
 
MARILYNS A.K.C. /C.K.C. POMERAINAS
(808) 982-6371
R R 3 BOX 1387
PAHOA, HI
 
SeedsHawaii
(808) 969-1852
400 Hualani St # 380
Hilo, HI

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Home Depot
(808) 920-8400
380 E Makaala St
Hilo, HI
 
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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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