Purple Martin Sound Recordings Kalamazoo MI

Local resource for purple martin sound recordings in Kalamazoo, MI. 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.

Rider's Hobby Shop
(616) 349-2666
4417 South Westnedge Avenue
Kalamazoo, MI
 
Cooper & Oshtemo Locomotive Works
(269) 553-9442
P.O. Box 442
Parchment, MI
Store Type
Phone & Mail Order

Train Barn
(616) 327-4016
10234 East Shore Drive
Kalamazoo, MI
 
L & J Hobbies
(616) 323-1010
8847 Portage Road
Portage, MI
 
All About Hobbies, LLC
(269) 657-1200
804 S Kalamazoo Street, Suite # 3
Paw Paw, MI
 
HobbyTown USA
(269) 382-1100
Maple Hill Pavilion
Kalamazoo, MI
 
Extreme Hobbies
(269) 382-4539
631 Commerce Lane
Parchment, MI
 
L&J Hobby
(269) 323-1010
8675 Portage Road
Portage, MI
 
Hobby-Sports.com
(269) 327-2850
9782 Portage Road
Portage, MI
 
PetSmart
(269) 382-4171
5200 W Main St
Kalamazoo, MI
Hours
Monday - Friday: 9:00-9:00
Sunday: 10:00-6:00

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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