Purple Martin Sound Recordings Kansas City KS

Local resource for purple martin sound recordings in Kansas City, KS. 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.

Js Hobby Haven
(913) 432-8820
5536 Granada Ln
Mission, KS
 
Hobby Lobby Creative Center
(816) 746-1774
6130 Nw Barry Rd
Kansas City, MO
 
Doc's Caboose, Inc
(816) 471-7114
1400 Union Avenue
Kansas City, MO
 
Collector's Choice
(913) 681-6830
15105 Metcalf Avenue
Overland Park, KS
 
Fred's Train Shop
(913) 383-3500
7327 W 80th St
Overland Park, KS
 
Hobby Lobby Creative Center
(913) 631-9104
13320 W 62nd Ter
Shawnee Mission, KS
 
Hobby Lobby Creative Center
(913) 451-4440
7102 W 119th St
Shawnee Mission, KS
 
Halls Crown Center
(816) 274-4533
200 East 25th Street
Kansas City, MO
 
J's Hobby Haven
(913) 432-8820
5303 Johnson Drive
Mission, KS
 
J & L Hobby & Trains
(816) 746-1282
1362 J NW Highway 9
Parkville, MO
 

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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