Purple Martin Sound Recordings Melbourne FL

Local resource for purple martin sound recordings in Melbourne, FL. 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.

Ernie's Hobby Shop
(407) 724-5257
631 Apollo Boulevard
Melbourne, FL
 
Space Coast Hobbies
(407) 722-3696
2155 Palm Bay Road NE Unit 8
Palm Bay, FL
 
Spare Time Hobbies
(407) 636-1808
23 Stone Street
Cocoa, FL
 
PetSmart
(321) 722-3190
1800 Evans Rd
Melbourne, FL
Hours
Monday - Friday: 9:00-9:00
Sunday: 10:00-6:00

PETCO
(321) 637-0282
7201 Shoppes Drive #109
Melbourne, FL
Hours
Monday: 9:00am-9:00pm
Tuesday: 9:00am-9:00pm
Wednesday: 9:00am-9:00pm
Thursday: 9:00am-9:00pm
Friday: 9:00am-9:00pm
Saturday: 9:00am-9:00pm
Sunday: 10:00am-7:00pm

HobbyTown USA
(321) 574-0951
4335 West New Haven Ave.
West Melbourne, FL
 
Big Boys R/C & Hobbies
(407) 454-4214
325 G East Merritt Island Causeway
Merritt Island, FL
 
Wagging Green Inc.
(321) 610-4426
4270 Dow Rd.
Melbourne, FL

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PETCO
(321) 952-8268
205 Palm Bay Road NE
West Melbourne, FL
Hours
Monday: 9:00am-9:00pm
Tuesday: 9:00am-9:00pm
Wednesday: 9:00am-9:00pm
Thursday: 9:00am-9:00pm
Friday: 9:00am-9:00pm
Saturday: 9:00am-9:00pm
Sunday: 10:00am-7:00pm

Incredible Pets
(321) 255-9091
1270 N Wickham Rd
Melbourne, FL

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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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