Purple Martin Sound Recordings Pensacola FL

Local resource for purple martin sound recordings in Pensacola, 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.

AAA Trains & Hobbies
(904) 469-0550
710 North V Street
Pensacola, FL
 
Radio South Hobbies
(850) 472-0610
3706 N Pace Blvd
Pensacola, FL
 
Hobby Central
(850) 471-9800
Cordova Mall #G 706
Pensacola, FL
 
Trains by Johnson
(850) 478-8584
10412 Norht Palafox Street
Pensacola, FL
 
HobbyTown USA
(850) 476-2708
2620 Creighton Rd.
Pensacola, FL
 
Bobe's Hobby House
(850) 433-2187
5719 North "W" St.
Pensacola, FL
 
HobbyTown USA
(850) 476-2708
2620 Creighton Road Ste 302
Pensacola, FL
 
Trains By Johnson
(850) 478-8584
10412 N.Palafox Street
Pensacola, FL
 
West Florida Railroad Museum
(904) 623-3645
206 Henry Street
Milton, FL
 
John's Models
(850) 968-6008
1206 E Kingsfield Rd
Cantonment, 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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