Purple Martin Sound Recordings Holland MI

Local resource for purple martin sound recordings in Holland, MI. 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.

Cobblestone Crafts & Hobby
(616) 396-3029
210 Central Avenue
Holland, MI
 
Cobblestone Hobbies Inc.
(616) 396-3029
210 Central Avenue
Holland, MI
 
Harbourfront Hobbies & Crafts
(616) 842-2910
707 Washington
Grand Haven, MI
 
PETCO
(616) 994-0911
3424 West Shore Drive
Holland, MI
Hours
Monday: 9:00am-9:00pm
Tuesday: 9:00am-9:00pm
Wednesday: 9:00am-9:00pm
Thursday: 9:00am-9:00pm
Friday: 9:00am-9:00pm
Saturday: 9:00am-9:00pm
Sunday: 10:00am-7:00pm

Piers Feed
(616) 396-2586
A-5384 58th
Holland, MI
Products
Dog & Cat food, accessories, treats
Hours
M-F 8-6 Sat 8-12:30

Cobblestone Hobbies
(616) 396-3029
210 Central Avenue
Holland, MI
 
House of Hobbies
(616) 786-3686
U. S. 31 at Felch
Holland, MI
 
Sidetrax Hobbies
(616) 249-9504
3819 Rivertown Parkway SW
Grandville, MI
 
PetSmart
(616) 406-3344
4645 Canal Ave SW
Grandville, MI
Hours
Monday - Friday: 9:00-9:00
Sunday: 10:00-6:00

Bark Busters Home Dog Training
(616) 355-0311
194 West 27th Street
Holland, MI
Products
Home dog training
Hours
8AM - 8PM

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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