Purple Martin Sound Recordings Omaha NE

Local resource for purple martin sound recordings in Omaha, NE. 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.

Ground Zero Hobby & Comics
(402) 733-7212
4601 S 50th St # 103
Omaha, NE
 
Scale-Rail
(402) 339-3380
4205 South 87th Street Box 27242
Omaha, NE
 
HobbyTown USA
(402) 697-9514
14655 West Center Road
Omaha, NE
 
Train Time Hobby
(402) 502-6993
7566 S 84TH ST
Lavista, NE
 
Roberts Advertising Company
(402) 592-5581
4030 S 108 Street
Omaha, NE
 
Ground Zero Hobby & Comics
(402) 292-3750
794 Fort Crook Rd S
Bellevue, NE
 
House of Trains
(402) 934-7245
8106 Maple
Omaha, NE
 
Trainman Trading Post
(402) 734-7233
5215 South 21st Street
Omaha, NE
 
HobbyTown USA LV
(402) 597-1888
8060 S. 84th
LaVista, NE
 
HobbyTown USA OM
(402) 498-8888
10020 Scott Circle
Omaha, NE
 

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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