Purple Martin Sound Recordings Ithaca NY

Local resource for purple martin sound recordings in Ithaca, NY. 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.

Saunders Greenhouse & Hobbies
(607) 273-6331
1279 Dryden Road
Ithaca, NY
 
Rock River Model Hobbies
(607) 532-9489
7762 Rock River Road
Interlaken, NY
 
Pampered Pets
(607) 257-5063
40 Catherwood Rd.
Ithaca, NY
 
Judy's Little Gems
(607) 898-5186
887 Cobb St.
Groton, NY
 
Amish Pups
8 Keeler Rd.
Moravia, NY
 
Providence Hobbies
(607) 273-4251
308 E Seneca St
Ithaca, NY
 
WeBeTilin' Studios Mosaic Shop
(607) 738-2700
7516 County Road 153
Interlaken, NY
 
PetSmart
(607) 277-3391
742 S Meadow St
Ithaca, NY
Hours
Monday - Friday: 9:00-9:00
Sunday: 10:00-6:00

Famn Damily Farm
(607) 387-5012
6259 Rt. 79
Mecklenburg, NY
 
Blue Moon Kennels
(315) 496-3545
6967 Scott Gulf Rd.
Moravia, NY
 

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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