Purple Martin Sound Recordings La Plata MD

Local resource for purple martin sound recordings in La Plata, MD. 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.

Doug's Hobby/Moran's Arts & Crafts
(301) 843-7774
2935 Crain Highway
Waldorf, MD
 
Trains Etc. Inc
(703) 550-1779
8245 A Backlick Roadd
Lorton, VA
 
Whistle Stop Hobbies
(703) 549-4912
130 S Royal Street
Alexandria, VA
 
Aunt Jeni's Home Made
(301) 702-0123
PO Box 124
Temple Hills, MD

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PETCO
(301) 374-2297
3077 Waldorf Market Place
Waldorf, MD
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

G Scale Train Station
(301) 374-9341
2975 Old Washington Road
Waldorf, MD
 
Trains Etc.
(703) 550-1779
8245-A Blacklick Road
Newington, VA
 
So Fine
(703) 299-3463
218 N. Lee Street
Alexandria, VA
Store Type
Retail/Wholesale
Prices and/or Promotions
25% discount to students

PETCO
(301) 392-0182
19 Shining Willow Way
La Plata, MD
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

PetSmart
(301) 705-5308
3045 Festival Way
Waldorf, MD
Hours
Monday - Friday: 9:00-9:00
Sunday: 10:00-6:00

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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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