Purple Martin Sound Recordings Peru IN

Local resource for purple martin sound recordings in Peru, IN. 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.

The Train Exchange
(765) 452-2330
P.O. Box 6974
Kokomo, IN
Store Type
Walk-in Store, Phone & Mail Order

Jason's House of Trains
(574) 516-1548
419 East Market Street
Logansport, IN
 
BACKYARD DOG TRAINING
(260) 568-3021
POB 462
Roann, IN
 
Graysons Pet Shop
(260) 569-1452
1018 N Cass St
Wabash, IN

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Pet Supplies Plus
(765) 452-1058
803 S Reed Rd
Kokomo, IN

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Kidsville
(260) 563-0202
1022 North Cass Street
Wabash, IN
 
The Train Exchange
(765) 854-1186
701 North Webster St
Kokomo, IN
 
J & K Aquariums & Pets
(260) 563-0352
1148 N Cass St
Wabash, IN

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J & K Aquarium & Pets
(574) 753-8112
4003 E Market St
Logansport, IN

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Critter Corner Pet Shop
(765) 452-4500
1796 E Vaile Ave
Kokomo, IN

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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

Copyright2010 Bird Watcher's Digest

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