Purple Martin Sound Recordings Ocala FL

Local resource for purple martin sound recordings in Ocala, FL. 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.

Hobbies & Supplies
(352) 351-2455
4325 W Silver Springs Blvd
Ocala, FL
 
PDK Trains
(352) 622-1957
1009 NE 14th Street
Ocala, FL
 
Jack's Hobbies
(352) 351-2224
1720 NW 4th Ave.
Ocala, FL
 
Rob's Hobby World
(352) 854-2799
8602 Sw State Road 200
ocala, FL
 
Wayside Engine Co.
(904) 591-2001
17990 NW 77 Avenue
Reddick, FL
 
Trains of Ocala
(352) 369-5152
1041 NE 14 St
Ocala, FL
 
New Red Hobbies
(352) 671-7302
609 N/W 4TH Ave
Ocala, FL
 
Hobby House
(352) 620-8333
3223 NE Silver Springs Boulevard
Ocala, FL
 
John''s Hobbies
(800) 800-7203
1507 S E 150th St.
Summerfield, FL
Store Type
Walk-in Store, Phone & Mail Order

Rob's Hobby World
(352) 854-2799
8602 SW Highway 200
Ocala, FL

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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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