Purple Martin Sound Recordings Kenosha WI

Local resource for purple martin sound recordings in Kenosha, WI. 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.

Iron Rails of Kenosha
(414) 552-8075
2031 22nd Avenue
Kenosha, WI
 
Bristol R/C Hobbies
(262) 857-3400
8671 198th Ave
Bristol, WI
 
Antioch Model Trains & Hobby
(847) 395-5025
924 Main Street
Antioch, IL
 
Larsen & Petersen Paint Co.
(847) 623-0027
2750 Grand Avenue
Waukegan, IL
 
Pampered Pet
(847) 245-3774
2450 Grass Lake Road
Lindenhurst, IL

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Gary's Hobby Center
(262) 554-8884
3701 Durand Ave.
Racine, WI
 
Friends Hobby & Computer
(847) 395-5280
311 West Depot Street Suite G
Antioch, IL
 
N Scale Memories
(847) 395-9553
950 Main Street
Antioch, IL
 
Grayslake Hobby World
(847) 543-4756
140 Center Street
Grayslake, IL
 
PETCO
(262) 697-8480
6910 Green Bay Road
Kenosha, WI
Hours
Monday: 9:00am-9:00pm
Tuesday: 9:00am-9:00pm
Wednesday: 9:00am-9:00pm
Thursday: 9:00am-9:00pm
Friday: 9:00am-9:00pm
Saturday: 9:00am-9:00pm
Sunday: 10:00am-7:00pm

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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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