Purple Martin Sound Recordings Killeen TX

Local resource for purple martin sound recordings in Killeen, TX. 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.

Hobby Center of Killeen
(254) 690-7311
4104 East Stan Schlueter Loop #1 Post Office Box 849
Killeen, TX
 
PETCO
(254) 953-8231
201 East Central Texas Expressway
Harker Heights, TX
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

Aqua Pets & Birds
(254) 526-8700
819 W Hallmark Ave
Killeen, TX
 
Avians Bird Barn
(254) 200-0096
1522 Florence Rd
Killeen, TX
 
Precious Paws Pet Cremations & Burials
(254) 239-4342
607 Mustang Trail
Harker Heights, TX
Hours
24/7

The Hobby Center
(254) 690-7311
4104 Stan Schlueter Loop #3
Killeen, TX
 
PetSmart
(254) 634-1664
2500 E Central Texas Expy
Killeen, TX
Hours
Monday - Friday: 9:00-9:00
Sunday: 10:00-6:00

PAWS IN PARADISE PET CREMATORY
(254) 681-7297
1050 OLD FM 440
KILLEEN, TX
 
Aztec Pet Hospital
(254) 699-6725
104 W Fm 2410 Rd
Killeen, TX
 
Misty Wind's All Breed Grooming
(254) 526-3135
121 N 2nd St
Killeen, 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

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