Purple Martin Sound Recordings Manchester NH

Local resource for purple martin sound recordings in Manchester, NH. 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.

HobbyTown USA
(603) 622-4881
1525 South Willow Street
Manchester, NH
 
Arlington Station
(603) 622-5230
236 Wedgewood Lane
Manchester, NH
 
Trains on Tracks
(603) 579-9876
132 Rte 101A
Amherst, NH
Store Type
Walk-in Store, Online Store, Phone & Mail Order

Route 106 Race Park - Hobby Store
(603) 224-7223
743 Clough Mill Road
Pembroke, NH
 
Hobby Etc
(603) 595-8549
90 West Pearl Street
Nashua, NH
 
Mountain Trains & Hobbies
(603) 622-8982
25 Lowell Street
Manchester, NH
Store Type
Walk-in Store, Phone & Mail Order

Perkins Road Depot
(603) 432-5054
18 Perkins Road
Londonderry, NH
 
National Hobby Warehouse
(603) 244-3470
59 Route 27 Unit 7-8
Raymond, NH
 
HobbyTown USA
(603) 879-0613
522 Amherst Street
Nashua, NH
 
Treasured Toys
(603) 898-7224
5 N Broadway
Salem, 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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