Purple Martin Sound Recordings Lawrence KS

Local resource for purple martin sound recordings in Lawrence, KS. 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.

George's Hobby House
(785) 843-5087
1411 B West 23rd Street
Lawrence, KS
 
Del Monte Pet Products
(785) 841-7600
727 N Iowa St
Lawrence, KS
 
PETCO
(785) 865-2300
3115 Iowa Ave
Lawrence, KS
 
Natural Pet Food & Supply
(785) 856-7387
3025 W 6th St
Lawrence, KS
 
Wakarusa Veterinary Hospital
(785) 843-5577
1825 Wakarusa Dr
Lawrence, KS
 
PETCO
(785) 865-2300
3115 Iowa Street
Lawrence, KS
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

Lawrence Feed & Farm Supply
(785) 843-4311
545 Wisconsin St
Lawrence, KS
 
Coffey Pam Dog Groomg
(785) 841-2275
923 N 2nd St
Lawrence, KS
 
Qualicare Pharmacy
(785) 841-1950
2336 Ridge Ct
Lawrence, KS
 
Pet World
(785) 841-7476
711 W 23rd St
Lawrence, KS

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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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