Purple Martin Sound Recordings Mesa AZ

Local resource for purple martin sound recordings in Mesa, AZ. 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.

Rail Action Emporium
(602) 892-9437
Santa Fe Square 1107 South Gilbert Road
Mesa, AZ
 
Mesa Motorsports
(480) 924-5200
1906 N. Higley Road
Mesa, AZ
 
Viper Hobbies
(480) 830-7424
4410 E University Rd Ste 110
Mesa, AZ
 
Roy's Train World
(480) 833-4353
1033 South Country Club Dr.
Mesa, AZ
 
Hobby Depot
(480) 968-1880
216 West Southern Avenue
Tempe, AZ
 
Liberty Hobbies
(480) 396-1838
1155 S Power Road # 101 B
Mesa, AZ
 
K & C Hobbies
(480) 497-3254
29 North Val Vista Suite 102
Gilbert, AZ
 
HobbyTown USA
(480) 892-0405
1915 E Baseline Road, Ste 104
Gilbert, AZ
 
Hobby Hangar
(480) 899-1064
183 E Williamsfield Road
Gilbert, AZ
 
National Hobbies Of Chandler
(480) 722-9365
1949 W. Ray Rd.
Chandler, AZ
 

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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