Purple Martin Sound Recordings Norman OK

Local resource for purple martin sound recordings in Norman, OK. 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.

Hobby Lobby Creative Center
(405) 691-8104
9118 S Western Ave
Oklahoma City, OK
 
Freedom Discount Books & Hobbies
(405) 310-2008
1005 North Flood Ave, Suite 113
Norman, OK
 
J & J Trains
(405) 573-9633
125 Hal Muldrow Drive
Norman, OK
 
Competition RC & Hobby
(405) 634-0809
100 S.E. 89th
Oklahoma City, OK
 
The Hobby Depot
(405) 634-4444
8013 S Western Ste D
Oklahoma City, OK
 
Hobby Lobby Creative Center
(405) 736-6504
1401 Gateway Plz
Midwest City, OK
 
HobbyTown USA
(405) 292-5850
Normandy Creek Shopping Center
Norman, OK
 
The Realm of Hobbies & Games
(405) 794-8081
1605 Tower Drive
Moore, OK
 
Hobby Shop
(405) 634-0221
7000 Crossroads Mall
Oklahoma City, OK
 
Oklahoma Hobbies & Radio Control
(405) 682-4300
2200 SW 74th St
Oklahoma City, OK
 

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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