Purple Martin Sound Recordings Lancaster PA

Local resource for purple martin sound recordings in Lancaster, PA. 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.

Winkie's Toys Hobby
(717) 625-3661
1030 Lititz Pike
Lititz, PA
 
Smitty's Hobby & Craft
(717) 393-2521
1226 Millersville Pike
Lancaster, PA
 
Cool Trains Toys & Hobbies
(717) 898-7119
106 W Main St
Salunga, PA
 
Choo Choo Barn
(717) 687-0464
Route 741 East Box 130
Strasburg, PA
 
Winkie's Toys & Hobby
(717) 625-3661
520 Airport Road
Lititz, PA
 
JPA Trains & Things
(717) 285-9490
3543 Marietta Avenue
Lancaster, PA
 
Strasburg Station
(717) 290-1151
35 S Willowdale Drive, Suite 301
Lancaster, PA
 
Choo Choo Barn Inc.
(717) 687-7911
Route 741 East
Strasburg, PA
 
Strasburg Train Shop
(717) 687-0464
Route 741 East Box 130
Strasburg, PA
 
Rule's Model Trains
(717) 664-5155
43 Market Square
Manheim, PA
 

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

Copyright2010 Bird Watcher's Digest

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