Purple Martin Sound Recordings Katy TX

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Hobby Lobby Creative Center
(281) 373-1070
13470 Northwest Fwy
Houston, TX
 
Hobby Lobby Creative Center
(281) 373-1070
26060 Highway 290
Cypress, TX
 
The RC Hobby Shop
(281) 265-4844
13837 SW Freeway
Sugarland, TX
 
My Toys
(713) 784-8697
8058 Westheimer Rd.
Houston, TX
 
Ricks and Associates
(713) 784-7360
5930-D Star Lane
Houston, TX
 
Trains & Planes Toys And Hobbies
(713) 977-1420
8914 Westheimer Rd
Houston, TX
 
J. R.'s Hobby Depot
(713) 568-8754
7317 South Kirkwood Road
Houston, TX
 
Trains & Planes Hobbies
(713) 977-1420
9737 Westheimer Road
Houston, TX
 
Atomic Mods
(832) 613-6682
1208 N Post Oak Rd. #190
Houston, TX
 
HobbyTown USA
(713) 955-7097
The Commons at Willowbrook 7676 FM 1960 West
Houston, TX
 

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

Copyright2010 Bird Watcher's Digest

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