Purple Martin Sound Recordings Philadelphia PA

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Cappelli Stamps & Hobbies
(215) 629-1757
313 Market St
Philadelphia, PA
 
Cappelli Hobbies
(215) 629-1757
313 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA
 
Big Boy's Toys
(215) 483-3512
134 Rector Street
Philadelphia, PA
 
S & H Hardware & Supply
(215) 745-9375
6700 Castor Avenue
Philadelphia, PA
 
Track N Trains
(609) 786-0080
Inc. 111 West Broad Street
Palmyra, NJ
 
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(856) 933-8133
Black Horse Pike
Audubon, NJ
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Spectrum Scientifics
(215) 667-8309
4403 Main Street
Philadelphia, PA
 
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(609) 662-0222
6307 Westfield Avenue
Pennsauken, NJ
 
Sattler's Hobby Shop
(856) 854-7136
14 Haddon Ave.
Westmont, NJ
 
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(610) 896-6615
10 Anderson Avenue
Ardmore, PA
 
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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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