Purple Martin Sound Recordings Pasadena TX

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Hobby Center-clear Lake
(281) 488-8697
18177 Gulf Fwy
Webster, TX
 
Hobby Lobby Creative Center
(713) 665-2666
8715 West Loop S
Houston, TX
 
Odyssey R/C Hobbies
(281) 557-1424
1020 Nasa Parkway Ste 218
Webster, TX
 
Razor Racing Products
(832) 224-8844
4306 Hugh Echols Blvd
Baytown, TX
 
Ritch's Hobbies
(281) 469-7000
4104 Lark
Houston, TX
 
Fastrak Hobbies
(713) 330-9500
13318 Wallisville Rd
Houston, TX
 
Victory R/C
(281) 542-7223
4609 Red Bluff Rd
Pasedena, TX
 
SB Hobbies
(281) 485-5560
2002 N Main Street
Pearland, TX
 
Trainsource: Texas
(713) 662-0809
3264 South Loop West
Houston, TX
 
Papa Ben''s Train Place
(713) 523-5600
2506 South Blvd.
Houston, TX
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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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