Purple Martin Sound Recordings Johnson City TN

Local resource for purple martin sound recordings in Johnson City, TN. 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.

HobbyTown USA
(423) 610-1010
2927 North Roan Street
Johnson City, TN
 
Grandmas Toy Chest Inc
(423) 743-0104
601 Carolina Ave
Erwin, TN

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Environmental Concerns
(423) 282-5784
2 Rebeccas Lane
Johnson City, TN

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PetSmart
(423) 343-0107
2003 N Eastman Rd
Kingsport, TN
Hours
Monday - Friday: 9:00-9:00
Sunday: 10:00-6:00

PetSmart
(423) 854-8833
3211 PEOPLES STREET
JOHNSON CITY, TN

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Mary Ann Stone Antiques
(423) 968-5181
610 State Street
Bristol, TN
 
Natural Pet Supply
(423) 283-7387
3135 Peoples Street, Suite 402
Johnson City, TN

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PetSmart
(423) 854-8833
3211 Peoples St
Johnson City, TN
Hours
Monday - Friday: 9:00-9:00
Sunday: 10:00-6:00

Village Pets
(423) 929-7010
711 W Market St Ste A
Johnson City, TN

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Silver Clipper Pet Grooming & Boarding
(423) 542-9157
2764 Bob Little Rd
Elizabethton, TN
 
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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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