Purple Martin Sound Recordings Little Rock AR

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Hobby Lobby Creative Center
(501) 224-3277
12201 W Markham St
Little Rock, AR
 
Mark's Hobby Shop
(501) 296-9956
2516-G Cantrell Rd.
Little Rock, AR
 
Rail & Sprue Hobbies
(501) 982-6836
1200 John Harden Drive
Jacksonville, AR
 
Just Scrap It
(501) 414-0740
2001 E. Kiehl Ave. Ste 1
Sherwood, AR
Store Type
Scrapbooking & Paper Crafts

Jill Wallis - Su!
(501) 834-2633
10711 Windridge Drive
Sherwood, AR

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HobbyTown USA
(501) 223-5155
9101 Markham St Suite 18
Little Rock, AR
 
One Track Mind
(501) 455-5050
10524 Helm Drive
Mabelvale, AR
 
Hobby Shack
(501) 982-6836
1200 John Harden Drive
Jacksonville, AR
Store Type
Walk-in Store, Phone & Mail Order

Imagine Hobbies & Games
(501) 833-3423
8122 Highway 107
Sherwood, AR

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Rail & Spruce Hobbies
(501) 982-6836
1200 John Harden Dr
Jacksonville, AR

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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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