Purple Martin Sound Recordings Orlando FL

Local resource for purple martin sound recordings in Orlando, 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.

Bob's Hobby Center
(407) 277-1248
7333 Lake Underhill Road
Orlando, FL
 
Bob's Hobby Center
(407) 277-1248
dba/ Bobs Hobby Center
Orlando, FL
 
Train Depot
(407) 629-1365
900 South Orlando Avenue
Winter Park, FL
 
Hobby International
(407) 644-5990
2335 Temple Trail #5
Winter Park, FL
 
Central Florida Hobbies
(407) 295-9256
5600 W. Colonial Dr Suite 310
Orlando, FL
 
Colonial Photo & Hobbu
(407) 841-1485
634 North Mills Avenue
Orlando, FL
Store Type
Walk-in Store

Colonial Photo & Hobby
(407) 841-1485
634 North Mills Avenue
Orlando, FL
 
The Hobby Spot
(407) 647-2244
1932 W Fairbanks Ave
Winter Park, FL
 
Ray's Model Trains
(407) 277-4593
8424 East Highway 50
Orlando, FL
 
Graves R/C Hobbies
(407) 294-5699
4814 N. Orange Blossom Trail
Orlando, FL
 

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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