Purple Martin Sound Recordings Minneapolis MN

Local resource for purple martin sound recordings in Minneapolis, MN. 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.

Whatnot Crafters & Hobbies
(763) 502-2348
6538 University Ave Ne
Fridley, MN
 
Molzer Mowery Racing
(952) 303-5785
6433 Goodrich Ave
St Louis Park, MN
 
Hobby Zone
(888) 953-9663
2415 Annapolis Lane North #D140
Plymouth, MN
 
Choo Choo Bob's Train Store
(651) 646-5252
2050 Marshall Avenue
St Paul, MN
 
Hobby Warehouse, Inc
(612) 861-5587
7144 Chicago Avenue S
Richfield, MN
 
N Shop
(612) 521-8909
3956 Lyndale Avenue N
Minneapolis, MN
 
Marbles - The Brain Store
(801) 557-8736
333 Rosedale Center
Roseville, MN
 
Scale Model Supplies
(651) 646-7781
458 N. Lexington Parkway
Saint Paul, MN
 
Hub Hobby Center
(612) 866-9575
6410 Penn Ave. South
Richfield, MN
 
KDC Model Trains
(612) 936-0582
915 Hopkins Center
Hopkins, MN
 

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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