Purple Martin Sound Recordings Olympia WA

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Loco-Boose Hobbies
(877) 457-3443
P.O. Box 7411
Olympia, WA
Store Type
Phone & Mail Order

Remote Control Hobbies
(360) 456-4517
7837 Martin Way East
Olympia, WA
 
American Hobbies
(360) 458-1140
806 E Yelm Avenue # 5A
Yelm, WA
 
Nutt's For Stampn-n-Scrappn
(360) 426-9864
1626 Olympic Hwy N Ste 103
Shelton, WA

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PETCO
(360) 956-0698
1530 Black Lake Boulevard
Olympia, WA
Hours
Monday: 9:00am-9:00pm
Tuesday: 9:00am-9:00pm
Wednesday: 9:00am-9:00pm
Thursday: 9:00am-9:00pm
Friday: 9:00am-9:00pm
Saturday: 9:00am-9:00pm
Sunday: 10:00am-8:00pm

Pacific Scale Models
(360) 352-9261
503 Cherry
Olympia, WA
 
Four Seasons R/C Racing
(360) 491-2430
2941 Sleater Kinney Rd Ne
Olympia, WA
 
Moldy Skulls.com
(360) 432-7874
170 E Kilmarnock Rd
Shelton, WA

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From the field
(360) 446-7689
16909 Rivendale LN
Rainier, WA

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PetSmart
(360) 493-0228
719 Sleater-Kinney Rd SE
Lacey, WA
Hours
Monday - Friday: 9:00-9:00
Sunday: 10:00-6:00

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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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