Purple Martin Sound Recordings Madison WI

Local resource for purple martin sound recordings in Madison, WI. 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.

Madison Hobby Stop
(608) 829-3820
6622 Mineral Point Road
Madison, WI
 
Capitol Model RR Supply Company
(608) 231-9940
6666 Odana Road Suite 101
Madison, WI
 
Last Square
(608) 278-4401
5944 Odana Road
Madison, WI
 
Hobby Horse
(800) 604-6229
1769 Thierer Rd
Madison, WI
 
The knitting tree
(608) 238-0121
2614 monroe st
Madison, WI
Store Type
Retail

RC Performance & Hobbies, Inc
(608) 222-8846
5728 Monona Drive
Monona, WI
 
Wheeler Road
(608) 249-2304
9 Cherokee Circle #202
Madison, WI
Store Type
Walk-in Store, Phone & Mail Order

Midvale Hobby Shop
(608) 442-1428
5517B Odana Road
Madison, WI
 
Hobby Craft of Madison
(608) 833-4944
Inc. 6632 Odana Road
Madison, WI
 
Madison Hobby Stop
(608) 829-3820
6622 Mineral Point Rd
Madison, WI

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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

Copyright2010 Bird Watcher's Digest

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