Purple Martin Sound Recordings Joliet IL

Local resource for purple martin sound recordings in Joliet, IL. 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.

Larsen Hobby
(815) 485-1991
2571 E Lincoln Hwy
New Lenox, IL
 
Eds Hobby Warehouse
(708) 974-4440
11152 S Southwest Hwy
Palos Hills, IL
 
Walt's Hobby Shop
(815) 741-0043
2207 Plainfield Rd.
Joliet, IL
 
Larsen Hobby
(815) 485-1991
2571 East Lincoln Highway #3
New Lenox, IL
 
Malley's Hobbies
(815) 464-5930
9447 Lincoln Hwy
Frankfort, IL
 
Bills Englewood Station Hobby Shop
(708) 460-4906
9566 147th
Orland Park, IL
 
Walt's Hobby & Model Shop
(815) 741-0043
1701 North Larkin Avenue
Shorewood, IL
 
Leisure Hours Hobbies
(815) 439-1477
2712 Plainfield Road
Joliet, IL
 
Oakridge Corporation
(630) 257-0909
15800 New Avenue
Lemont, IL
 
HobbyTown USA
(708) 349-8697
15551 S 94th Avenue
Orland Park, IL
 

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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