Purple Martin Sound Recordings Lowell MA

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Railyard Model Trains
(978) 453-8709
14 Loon Hill Road
Dracut, MA
 
Trains on Tracks
(978) 256-3465
21 Summer Street
Chelmsford, MA
 
Hobby Fever
(978) 667-1600
279 Boston Road Unit 1
Billerica, MA
 
BD Speed and Hobby Shop
(603) 889-3576
6 Progress Avenue
Nashua, NH
 
Treasured Toys
(603) 898-7224
5 N Broadway
Salem, NH
 
Maine Trains
(978) 250-1442
210 Boston Road # 3
Chelmsford, MA
 
Hobby Emporium
(978) 649-5055
TJ Maxx Plaza
Tyngsboro, MA
 
Modeler's Junction
(978) 683-0885
88 Lowell Street
Methuen, MA
 
RC Buyers Warehouse
(603) 595-2494
95 Northeastern Blvd
Nashua, NH
 
Hobby Etc
(603) 595-8549
90 West Pearl Street
Nashua, NH
 

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

Copyright2010 Bird Watcher's Digest

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