Purple Martin Sound Recordings Houston TX

Local resource for purple martin sound recordings in Houston, TX. 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.

Hobby Lobby Creative Center
(713) 665-2666
8715 West Loop S
Houston, TX
 
Hobby Lobby Creative Center
(281) 373-1070
13470 Northwest Fwy
Houston, TX
 
Hobby Lobby Creative Center
(281) 540-4612
20325 Highway 59 N
Humble, TX
 
G&G Model Shop
(713) 529-7752
2522 Times Blvd
Houston, TX
 
Papa Ben's Train Place
(713) 523-5600
4007 Bellaire Blvd Suite E
Houston, TX
 
Trains & Planes Toys And Hobbies
(713) 977-1420
8914 Westheimer Rd
Houston, TX
 
Fastrak Hobbies
(713) 330-9500
13318 Wallisville Rd
Houston, TX
 
Papa Ben''s Train Place
(713) 523-5600
2506 South Blvd.
Houston, TX
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Walk-in Store, Online Store, Phone & Mail Order

G. & G. Model Shop
(713) 529-7752
2522 Times Boulevard
Houston, TX
 
Trainsource: Texas
(713) 662-0809
3264 South Loop West
Houston, TX
 

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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