Purple Martin Sound Recordings Irving TX

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Hobby Lobby Creative Center
(214) 902-8336
3616 Forest Ln
Dallas, TX
 
Kelle J Gammon Hobbies
(817) 265-8827
2111 Trestonwood Dr
Arlington, TX
 
Hobby Lobby Creative Center
(817) 557-8446
4628 S Cooper St
Arlington, TX
 
Zycon Models
(972) 252-0866
2808 Cibola Drive
Irving, TX
 
M-A-L Hobby Shop
(214) 438-9233
108 South Lee Street
Irving, TX
 
Hobby Lobby Creative Center
(817) 488-7838
5325 William D Tate Ave
Grapevine, TX
 
Hobby Lobby Creative Center
(469) 467-6018
900 W 15th St # A
Plano, TX
 
Bios Shop
c/o Schenker, Inc./BAX Global
Dallas, TX
 
Wild Bill's Hobby Shop
(972) 438-9224
535 E. Shady Grove
Irving, TX
 
Phil's Hobbies
(972) 243-3603
2740 Valwood Parkway #105
Farmers Branch, TX
 

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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