Purple Martin Sound Recordings Louisville KY

Local resource for purple martin sound recordings in Louisville, 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.

L & N Trains And Things
(502) 897-9005
2115 Frankfort Avenue
Louisville, KY
 
Scale Reproductions
(502) 459-5849
3073 Breckinridge Lane
Louisville, KY
 
HobbyTown USA
(502) 254-5755
12615 Shelbyville Road
Louisville, KY
 
Scale Reproductions Hobby Shop
(502) 459-5849
3073 Breckenridge Ln
Louisville, KY

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PetSmart
(502) 969-8206
4601 Outer Loop Rd
Louisville, KY
Hours
Monday - Friday: 9:00-9:00
Sunday: 10:00-6:00

L&N Trains & Things
(502) 897-9005
2115 Frankfort Ave
Louisville, KY
 
Asylum Extreme
(812) 282-6999
531 Eastern Blvd.
Clarksville, IN
 
Hobby World II
(502) 749-7879
104 Vieux Carre Drive
Louisville, KY
 
Bullitt Speedway Llc
(502) 955-5509
4150 E Blue Lick Rd
Louisville, KY

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PetSmart
(812) 285-1905
1020 Veterans Pkwy, Ste 900
Clarksville, IN
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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