Purple Martin Sound Recordings Memphis TN

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Hobby Lobby Creative Center
(901) 266-4346
7986 Us Highway 64
Memphis, TN
 
HobbyTown USA
(901) 757-8774
9155 US Highway 72
Germantown, TN
 
World of Games and Hobbies
(901) 365-2080
2796 South Perkins
Memphis, TN
 
Nitro RC Chop Shop
(901) 794-0672
6099 Mt. Moriah Road, Suite 22
Memphis, TN
 
Going Western
(901) 872-7566
5008 Navy Road
Millington, TN
 
Mid South Hobbies
(901) 682-9402
733 N. White Station Rd.
Memphis, TN
 
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(901) 384-6500
1266 Sycamore View Road Suite 101
Memphis, TN
 
Church Hardware
(901) 332-1144
690 East Raines Road
Memphis, TN
 
HobbyTown USA
(901) 213-2682
2884 Wolfcreek Parkway
Memphis, TN
 
Trains & Things Inc
(901) 682-4871
733 N White Station Rd
Memphis, TN
 

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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