Purple Martin Sound Recordings Jacksonville NC

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Hobby Chest
(910) 353-4473
345-A Western Blvd.
Jacksonville, NC
 
PetSmart
(910) 938-2410
1335 Western Blvd
Jacksonville, NC
Hours
Monday - Friday: 9:00-9:00
Sunday: 10:00-7:00

Fish Cave
(910) 455-7466
1002 Henderson Dr
Jacksonville, NC

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Pollard Enterprises, Inc.
(910) 455-5552
2695 Richlands Highway
Jacksonville, NC
Products / Services
Groundcovers, Perennials, Plants, Shrubs, Trees

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China Garden
(910) 353-8858
120 Western Blvd
Camp Lejeune, NC
 
Hobby Chest Of Jacksonville
(910) 353-4473
345 Western Blvd Ste A
Jacksonville, NC

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PetSmart
(910) 938-2410
1335 WESTERN BOULEVARD
JACKSONVILLE, NC

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Mustard Sandwich
(845) 445-3350
1465 highway 172
Sneads Ferry, NC
 
Mainscape Inc
(910) 353-4293
2045 Lejeune Blvd
Camp Lejeune, NC
 
Brynn Marr Village
(910) 353-2024
301 Village Dr
Camp Lejeune, NC
 
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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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