Purple Martin Sound Recordings Lakeland FL

Local resource for purple martin sound recordings in Lakeland, FL. 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.

Second Hand Rose Hobbies
(863) 665-0755
600 S Combee Rd
Lakeland, FL
 
HobbyTown USA
(863) 644-0197
Merchant's Walk Shopping Center
Lakeland, FL
 
FTE, Inc
(863) 607-6611
% Frank Tiano
Lakeland, FL
 
Bill''s Train Shop
(813) 643-1105
P O Box 561
Seffner, FL
Store Type
Phone & Mail Order

Choo Choo Charlie's
(813) 681-4439
3108 State Road 60 East
Valrico, FL
 
ALFA Trains N Hobbies
(941) 687-9152
435 South Lake Parker Avenue
Lakeland, FL
 
Perkins Hobbies & Collectibles
(813) 683-3251
1117 South Florida Avenue
Lakeland, FL
 
Extreme Hobby Zone
(863) 229-1172
230 Ave. C SW
Winter Haven, FL
 
Bill's Train Shop
(813) 681-7666
Post Office Box 561
Seffner, FL
 
The Rowdy Rottie: An All Natural Gourmet Dog Barkery
(863) 899-1903
103 Allen Ave
Winter Haven, FL

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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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