Purple Martin Sound Recordings Longview TX

Local resource for purple martin sound recordings in Longview, TX. 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.

Big Mike's Hobbies & Toys
(903) 297-7814
1617 Pine Tree Road
Longview, TX
 
PETCO
(903) 663-9442
405 West Loop 281
Longview, TX
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

Wet Pets N Critters
(903) 663-1012
103 W Loop 281 Ste 300
Longview, TX

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O'rourke Wholesale Greenhouses
(903) 984-0475
22802 Fm Road 1252
Gladewater, TX

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Hobby Lobby Creative Center
(469) 467-6018
900 W 15th St # A
Plano, TX
 
PetSmart
(903) 663-0705
3096 N Eastman Rd
Longview, TX
Hours
Monday - Friday: 9:00-9:00
Sunday: 10:00-6:00

Preppy Pets Salon
(903) 740-0867
501 N Spur ste 63
Longview , TX
 
Texas Pet
(903) 845-6007
1005 W Upshur Avenue
Gladewater, TX

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Fastrak Hobbies
(713) 330-9500
13318 Wallisville Rd
Houston, TX
 
Hobby Lobby Creative Center
(281) 373-1070
26060 Highway 290
Cypress, TX
 
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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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