Purple Martin Sound Recordings Joplin MO

Local resource for purple martin sound recordings in Joplin, MO. 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.

Joplin R/C Hobbies
(417) 623-0011
1900 S Rangeline Suite 5
Joplin, MO
 
PetSmart
(417) 659-9449
520 Range Line Rd
Joplin, MO
Hours
Monday - Friday: 9:00-9:00
Sunday: 10:00-6:00

PetSmart
(417) 659-9449
520 S Range Line Rd
JOPLIN, MO

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Noah's Ark Pet Shop
(417) 451-5300
1071 S. Neosho Blvd.
Neosho, MO
 
Joplin Greenhouse
(417) 624-2751
2820 East 32nd Street
Joplin, MO
Products / Services
Annuals, Garden Center Marketing, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Horticulture Companies, Plants

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Hobby World of Joplin
(417) 206-2386
3323 East 32nd Street, Suite D
Joplin, MO
 
Creature Comforts
(417) 529-6750
4219 Greenwood Dr
Joplin, MO
Products
Dog Walker - In Home Pet Care
Hours
by appointment
Prices and/or Promotions
range from $15 and up

God's Creatures Pet Shop
(417) 455-1112
502 West Coler
Neosho, MO
 
Vine's & Violets Greenhouse
(417) 781-7926
2095 Apricot Drive
Joplin, MO
Products / Services
Greenhouse Growers, Perennials, Plants, Vines

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Monark Springs Nursery
(417) 389-2773
14854 Depot Drive
Neosho, MO
Products / Services
Annuals

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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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