Purple Martin Sound Recordings Huntington NY

Local resource for purple martin sound recordings in Huntington, NY. 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.

Caboose
(516) 427-8288
Inc. 208 Wall Street
Huntington, NY
 
Elwood Hobbies, Inc.
(631) 499-7166
3006 Jericho Turnpike
East Northport, NY
 
Sunrise Trail Hobbies
(516) 752-0636
34A Hempstead Turnpike
Farmingdale, NY
 
Xtreme Hobbies
(877) 884-6229
1815 D Deer Park Ave
Deer Park, NY
 
Three Guy's Hobbies
(516) 265-8303
99 East Main Street
Smithtown, NY
 
Gilbert HO
(631) 692-9324
590 Woodbury Rd.
Cold Spring Harbor, NY
Store Type
Online Store, Phone & Mail Order

Larkfield Hobby Center
(516) 261-5502
82 Larkfield Road
East Northport, NY
 
Long Island Raceway & Hobby
(631) 845-7223
909 Conklin St.
Farmingdale, NY
 
Hobby Images
(516) 822-8259
89 Jerusalem Avenue
Hicksville, NY
 
3 Guys Hobbies
(631) 265-8303
10 Lawrence Ave
Smithtown, NY
 

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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