Purple Martin Sound Recordings Knoxville TN

Local resource for purple martin sound recordings in Knoxville, TN. 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.

Dan's Trains
(423) 938-7212
7603 Blueberry Road #A
Powell, TN
 
M & N Hobbies
(865) 525-7532
1923 Branville Road
Knoxville, TN
 
Intense Motorsports
(865) 379-8600
2143 Payne Ave
Alcoa, TN
 
PetSmart
(865) 691-2194
214 Morrell Rd
Knoxville, TN
Hours
Monday - Friday: 9:00-9:00
Sunday: 10:00-6:00

Critter Barn
(865) 546-5465
209 N Concord St
Knoxville, TN

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Tennessee Model Hobbies
(423) 927-2900
8903 Oak Ridge Highway
Knoxville, TN
 
Hutton Hardware & Hobbies Inc.
(423) 922-9811
7425 Maynardville Pike
Knoxville, TN
 
Officer on Doody
(865) 809-2937
P.O box 7315
Maryville, TN

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PetSmart
(865) 970-3489
219 Hamilton Crossing Drive
Alcoa, TN
Hours
Monday - Friday: 9:00-9:00
Sunday: 10:00-6:00

Coral Reef The
(865) 588-0303
6537 Kingston Pike
Knoxville, TN

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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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