Purple Martin Sound Recordings Independence MO

Local resource for purple martin sound recordings in Independence, MO. 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.

Js Hobby Haven
(913) 432-8820
5536 Granada Ln
Mission, KS
 
Hobby Lobby Creative Center
(913) 631-9104
13320 W 62nd Ter
Shawnee Mission, KS
 
Hobby Haven
(816) 478-3233
14100A East 42nd Street
Independence, MO
 
P M Trains and Rocks
(816) 358-6160
10101 East 64th Street
Raytown, MO
 
Fastlane Raceway, LLC
(816) 220-0100
2850 W 40 Hwy
Blue Springs, MO
 
Hobby Lobby Creative Center
(816) 746-1774
6130 Nw Barry Rd
Kansas City, MO
 
Ah-Shia's Little Folk
(816) 254-8292
904 North Liberty Street
Independence, MO
 
Bobs Model Railroad Supply
(816) 833-1405
13201 East 39th St.
Independence, MO
Store Type
Walk-in Store, Phone & Mail Order

Mainline Trains
(816) 224-6962
807 C Main St.
Blue Springs, MO
Store Type
Phone & Mail Order

Halls Crown Center
(816) 274-4533
200 East 25th Street
Kansas City, MO
 

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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