Purple Martin Sound Recordings Huntington WV

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Hobbytown USA
(740) 894-6303
348 County Road 410
South Point, OH
 
HobbyTown USA
(606) 324-1299
500 Winchester Avenue #232
Ashland, KY
 
Huntington Ink
(304) 751-5664
405 9th st plaza
Huntington , WV
Store Type
Tattoo Salon

Full Throttle Hobbies
(304) 743-4881
6 Perry Morris Sq
Milton, WV

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Ooh La La Boutique The Source
(304) 429-4600
3244 Piedmont Rd
Huntington, WV

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HobbyTown USA
(740) 894-6303
West View Plaza
South Point, OH
 
Hobby Exchange Inc
(304) 522-1668
815 4th Ave
Huntington, WV

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The Riverside Gym
(606) 324-6733
2401 13th St
Ashland, KY

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Pets & Things
(304) 525-8443
100 8th Ave W
Huntington, WV

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Pet Palace
304-529-PETS(7387)
335 9 TH Street
Huntington, WV
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Pet Supplies, Grooming Boarding
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M-F 8 AM - 6 PM Sat 10AM - 6 PM
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304-529-pets(7387)

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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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