Purple Martin Sound Recordings Lubbock TX

Local resource for purple martin sound recordings in Lubbock, 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.

Wings & Things
(806) 793-7777
5307 B-50th
Lubbock, TX
(806) 798-0717
6801 Slide Rd
Lubbock, TX
Monday - Friday: 9:00-9:00
Sunday: 10:00-6:00

Classic Grooming
(806) 792-8055
4118 34th St
Lubbock, TX
Lubbock Pet Grooming Inc
(806) 785-1010
4029 34th St
Lubbock, TX
Minnie Sue's Maltese Puppies
(806) 799-4511
2805 69th St
Lubbock, TX
R C Wheels & Props
(806) 797-9964
3524 Avenue Q
Lubbock, TX

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(806) 799-4637
6046 Marsha Sharp Fwy
Lubbock, TX
Monday - Friday: 9:00-9:00
Sunday: 9:00-7:00

Walter's World Of Pets
(806) 741-0123
3020 34th St
Lubbock, TX
Pets Plus
(806) 792-2111
6419 University Ave
Lubbock, TX
Exclusive Pet Salon
(806) 771-1820
5302 Slide Road
Lubbock, 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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