Purple Martin Sound Recordings Hollywood FL

Local resource for purple martin sound recordings in Hollywood, FL. 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.

Trader Jack's
(305) 583-3334
61 South State Road 7
Fort Lauderdale, FL
 
Hendersons Roundhouse and Ba...
(954) 472-6383
8930 State Road
Davie, FL
 
Warrick Custom Hobbies Inc
(954) 424-6229
7676 Peters Road
Plantation, FL
 
Old Toy Trains
(305) 891-6248
12470 NE 7th Avenue
Miami, FL
 
Ready to Roll Trains
(305) 688-8868
831 NW 143rd St.
Miami, FL
Store Type
Walk-in Store, Phone & Mail Order

Model Expo
(800) 222-3876
3850 North 29th Terrace Suite 101
Hollywood, FL
Store Type
Walk-in Store, Online Store, Phone & Mail Order

Warrick Custom Hobbies
(954) 370-0708
1025 South University Drive
Plantation, FL
 
CT Motorsports
(305) 936-0830
21213 Biscayne Blvd.
Aventura, FL
 
Felix Hobby Shop
(305) 895-5362
13394 West Dixie Highway
North Miami, FL
 
Ready to Roll
(305) 688-8868
831 NW 143rd St.
Miami, FL
 

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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