Purple Martin Sound Recordings New Orleans LA

Local resource for purple martin sound recordings in New Orleans, LA. 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.

Great Train Store
(504) 581-3531
1 Poydras Street #114
New Orleans, LA
 
Hub Hobby Supply
(504) 822-3914
2618 South Broad Street
New Orleans, LA
 
Adrenaline Hobby Inc
(504) 486-7777
3304 West Esplanade Avenue N #85
Metairie, LA
 
Mike's Train Shop
(504) 466-8531
2000 Williams Boulevard
Kenner, LA
 
Mike's Train & Hobby Shop
(504) 466-8531
2000 Williams Blvd
Kenner, LA
 
Gifts Amazon
(504) 450-4013
500 Port of New Orleans Pl
New Orleans, LA
 
Hub Hobby Shop
(504) 828-6868
3829 Airline Dr.
Metairie, LA
 
Westbank Hobbies
(504) 328-0209
2211 Barataria Blvd #108
Marrero, LA
 
Kenner Train Shop
(504) 466-5876
2000 20th Street
Kenner, LA
 
High Iq, Llc
(504) 889-9744
5101 W Esplanade Ave Ste 17
Metairie, LA

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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

Copyright2010 Bird Watcher's Digest

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