Purple Martin Sound Recordings Miami Beach FL

Local resource for purple martin sound recordings in Miami Beach, 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.

Orange Blossom Hobbies
(305) 633-2521
1975 NW 36th Street
Miami, FL
 
Felix Hobby Shop
(305) 895-5362
13394 West Dixie Highway
North Miami, FL
 
Ready to Roll Trains
(305) 688-8868
831 NW 143rd St.
Miami, FL
Store Type
Walk-in Store, Phone & Mail Order

Gallery of Transportation
(305) 529-8599
165 Aragon Avenue
Coral Gables, FL
 
Miami-Trains
(305) 666-6555
7448 S.W. 48th Street
Miami, FL
Store Type
Walk-in Store, Phone & Mail Order

Old Toy Trains
(305) 891-6248
12470 NE 7th Avenue
Miami, FL
 
Ready to Roll
(305) 688-8868
831 NW 143rd St.
Miami, FL
 
Micro Macro Mundo
(305) 594-6950
2856 N.W. 72nd Avenue
Miami, FL
 
RotoFly Hobby
c/o Americargo
Miami, FL
 
Extreme Hobbies Miami
(305) 265-8511
7253 SW 24 St
Miami, FL
 

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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