Purple Martin Sound Recordings Phoenix AZ

Local resource for purple martin sound recordings in Phoenix, AZ. 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.

An Affair With Trains
(602) 249-3781
2615 West Bethany Home Road
Phoenix, AZ
 
Coronado Scale Models
(602) 254-9656
1544 East Cypress Street
Phoenix, AZ
 
Duncan's R/C
(602) 347-5518
7118 N. 35th Ave
Phoenix, AZ
 
BJB's Hobby Junction
(602) 787-0587
3131 East Thunderbird Road #43
Phoenix, AZ
 
HobbyTown USA
(602) 948-3946
9180 East Indian Bend Road Suite 4
Scottsdale, AZ
 
Hobby Bench
(602) 995-1755
8058 North 19th Ave
Phoenix, AZ
 
Hobby Bench #1
(602) 995-1755
8058 North 19th Avenue
Phoenix, AZ
 
Frank's Hobby House
(602) 992-3495
12008 North 32nd Street
Phoenix, AZ
 
Scottsdale Remote Control Speedway
(480) 945-2186
3023 North Scottsdale Road
Scottsdale, AZ
 
Duncan's R/C
(602) 237-6612
5930 West Greenway Road #22
Glendale, AZ
 

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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