Purple Martin Sound Recordings Indianapolis IN

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Great Train Store
(317) 634-6688
147 Indianapolis Union Station 39 West Jackson Place
Indianapolis, IN
 
Big 4-8-8-4 Boy Hobbies
(317) 898-6284
8893 Pendleton Pike
Indianapolis, IN
 
Big Boy Hobbies
(317) 898-6284
8893 Pendleton Pike
Indianapolis, IN
 
HobbyTown USA #2
(317) 882-3175
7765 S. US 31
Indianapolis, IN
 
Tom Metzler Hobby Center
(317) 784-3580
7418 Madison Avenue
Indianapolis, IN
 
Train Central
(317) 375-0832
6742 E. Washington Street
Indianapolis, IN
 
N Gauge Train Shop
(317) 898-4883
4759 North Post Road
Indianapolis, IN
 
Bill's Model Railroad Warehouse
(317) 481-0513
923 North Lynhurst Drive
Indianapolis, IN
 
HobbyTown USA
(317) 845-4106
8326 Castleton Corner Drive
Indianapolis, IN
 
Train Express
(317) 879-9300
8555 Zionsville Road
Indianapolis, IN
 

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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