Purple Martin Sound Recordings Lexington KY

Local resource for purple martin sound recordings in Lexington, KY. 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.

Coyote Hobbies
(859) 253-9330
1301 Winchster Rd. Ste. 121
Lexington, KY
 
Berkshire Trains
(859) 243-0099
435 Southland Dr
Lexington, KY
 
Caboose Corner
(606) 987-1257
2015 Main Street
Paris, KY
 
Holistic Pet SUpply Inc
(859) 231-5470
1027 Industry Rd
Lexington, KY

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PetSmart
(859) 543-1188
1945 Pavillon Way
Lexington, KY
Hours
Monday - Friday: 9:00-9:00
Sunday: 10:00-6:00

X-Cell Models
(859) 373-0004
Mid-Am Distributors Inc.
Lexington, KY
 
HobbyTown USA
(859) 277-5664
150 West Lowry Lane
Lexington, KY
 
Diamond Stars Sportscard Collectibles
(859) 313-5156
329 Mockingbird Ln
Lexington, KY

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Best4PetsNet
(859) 509-1332
131 Clay Avenue
Lexington, KY

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PetSmart
(859) 271-8170
310 East Brannon Road
Nicholasville, KY
Hours
Monday - Friday: 9:00-9:00
Sunday: 10:00-7:00

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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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