Purple Martin Sound Recordings Milwaukee WI

Local resource for purple martin sound recordings in Milwaukee, WI. 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.

King of the Road
(414) 771-4972
6903 West North Avenue
Wauwatosa, WI
 
South Side Trains, Inc
(414) 482-1566
2633 S Kinnickinnic Avenue
Milwaukee, WI
 
Silver Spring Hobby & Games
(414) 352-3000
1935 W Silver Spring Dr Suite 1
Milwaukee WI, OH
 
Greenfield News & Hobby Center
(414) 281-1800
Cudahy News & Hobby, Inc.
Greenfield, WI
 
S & N's Trackside Hobbies
(262) 783-4699
3635 N. 124th Street
Brookfield, WI
 
HobbyTown USA
(262) 377-6666
1704 S 108th Street
West Allis, WI
 
Terminal Hobby Shop
(414) 461-1050
5619 West Florist Avenue
Milwaukee, WI
 
Jerry's Bay View Hobby Shop
(414) 482-1566
2633 South Kinnickinnic Avenue
Milwaukee, WI
 
Sommerfeld's Trains & Hobbies
(414) 783-7797
12620 Hampton Avenue
Butler, WI
 
BPL Brassworks
(414) 963-8605
5464 N Port Washington Rd. Suite 190
Glendale, WI
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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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