Purple Martin Sound Recordings Lansing MI

Local resource for purple martin sound recordings in Lansing, MI. 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.

Just 4 Fun
(517) 351-0313
300 N Clippert St Ste 17
Lansing, MI
 
Hobby Hub
(517) 351-5843
526 Frandor Avenue
Lansing, MI
 
G & G Trains
(517) 589-5977
1800 Baseline Road
Leslie, MI
 
Hobby Hub
(517) 351-5843
300 Frandor Ave
Lansing, MI

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Vallyne LLC
(517) 281-7893
238 w south st
williamston, MI
 
Rider's Hobby Shop
(517) 485-0700
1609 East Michigan Avenue
Lansing, MI
 
Central michigan Hobbies
(517) 663-2702
6306 E Nye Hwy
Eaton Rapids, MI
Store Type
Online Store, Phone & Mail Order

G&G Trains
(517) 589-5977
1800 Baseline Rd
Leslie, MI
 
Paper Trends
(517) 694-9185
2460 Cedar St Ste B
Holt, MI

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PetSmart
(517) 622-1542
305 N Marketplace Blvd
Lansing, MI
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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