Purple Martin Sound Recordings Huntsville AL

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Hobby Lobby Creative Center
(256) 837-3328
1030 Old Monrovia Rd Nw
Huntsville, AL
 
Moss Valley Railroad
(205) 536-3303
320 Church Street
Huntsville, AL
 
Model Train Supply
(205) 533-4720
407 St. Clair
Huntsville, AL
 
R C Hobbies
(256) 539-1347
3303 Meridian St N
Huntsville, AL

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PetSmart
(256) 922-0218
6275 University Dr NW 35
Huntsville, AL
Hours
Monday - Friday: 9:00-9:00
Sunday: 10:00-6:00

HobbyTown USA
(256) 489-5242
930 Old Monrovia Road N.W.#4
Huntsville, AL
 
R.C. Hobbies
(256) 539-1347
3303 Meridian St. North
Huntsville, AL
 
Trans-Global Hobby Shop
(256) 830-8212
6594-A Wal-Triana Hwy
Madison, AL
Store Type
Walk-in Store, Online Store, Phone & Mail Order

PetSmart
(256) 213-9773
2750 Carl T Jones Dr SE
Huntsville, AL
Hours
Monday - Friday: 9:00-9:00
Sunday: 10:00-6:00

PETCO
(256) 837-7800
6140 University Drive
Huntsville, AL
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-6:00pm

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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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