Purple Martin Sound Recordings Mesquite TX

Local resource for purple martin sound recordings in Mesquite, TX. 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.

Hobby Lobby Creative Center
(469) 467-6018
900 W 15th St # A
Plano, TX
 
Indy R/C World
(972) 271-4844
2020 Saturn Road
Garland, TX
 
Classic Trains & Hobbies
(214) 349-7573
11333 East Northwest Highway
Dallas, TX
 
Decoder Installation Services
(972) 272-8810
3721 O''Henry
Garland, TX
Store Type
Online Store, Phone & Mail Order

Colibri's
(214) 352-3394
5600 West Lovers Lane Suite 139
Dallas, TX
 
A-1 Hobby
(972) 289-1160
1425 Gross Rd #107
Mesquite, TX
 
Collectible Toys & Trains
(214) 373-9469
109 Medallion Center
Dallas, TX
 
HobbyTown USA
(214) 987-4744
The Corner Shopping Center
Dallas, TX
 
Bobbye Hall's Hobby House
(214) 821-2550
4822 Bryan Street
Dallas, TX
 
HobbyTown USA
(972) 771-1233
935 East I 30
Rockwall, TX
 

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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