Purple Martin Sound Recordings Marietta GA

Local resource for purple martin sound recordings in Marietta, GA. 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.

National Hobby Supply
(770) 333-0190
1975 S Cobb Dr SE
Marietta, GA
Store Type
Phone & Mail Order

Kennesaw Trains, Inc
(770) 528-0990
2844 So Main Street
Kennesaw, GA
 
Hobby Store
(770) 422-7878
Inc. 2491 George Busbee Parkway
Kennesaw, GA
 
Cherokee Choppers
(678) 445-3272
100 Queens Way
Woodstock, GA
 
Southeastern Hobby Depot
(404) 262-7508
4246 Peachtree Road
Atlanta, GA
 
HobbyTown USA
(770) 426-8800
Cobb Place
Kennesaw, GA
 
Kennesaw Trains & Hobbies
(770) 528-0990
Inc. 2844 South Main Street
Kennesaw, GA
 
The Runaway Train
(770) 992-2785
1125 Woodstock Rd.
Roswell, GA
Store Type
Walk-in Store, Phone & Mail Order

Gandy Dancers Hobby & Toy Shop
(770) 451-7425
5438 Peachtree Industrial Boulevard
Chamblee, GA
 
Toy Trains 'N Things
(770) 446-7868
2055 Beaver Ruin Road
Norcross, GA
 

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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