Purple Martin Sound Recordings Missoula MT

Local resource for purple martin sound recordings in Missoula, MT. 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.

Treasue Chest
(406) 549-7992
1612 Benton Avenue
Missoula, MT
 
Medallion Investment Corp.
2120 S Reserve St Ste 127
Missoula, MT

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PetSmart
(406) 549-9188
2850 N Reserve
Missoula, MT
Hours
Monday - Friday: 9:00-9:00
Sunday: 10:00-6:00

Pet Nebula
(406) 541-9929
2100 Stephens Ave
Missoula, MT

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Tropical World Pet Ctr
(406) 549-8710
1290 S 3RD St W
Missoula, MT

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The Treasure Chest
(406) 549-7992
1612 Benton Ave
Missoula, MT
 
Montana Mighty Logs
(406) 543-9800
11787 Gopher Dr
Missoula, MT

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Reefmissoula
406-541-FISH (3474)
2650 Brooks Street
Missoula, MT
Products
Saltwater livestock and corals
Hours
T-F 11:00-6:00 pm & Sat/Sun noon-5:00 pm

Go Fetch
(406) 543-2551
517 S Higgins Ave
Missoula, MT

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Neff's Animal Specialties
(406) 549-2379
2421 Benton Ave
Missoula, MT

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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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