Purple Martin Sound Recordings Plano TX

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Hobby Lobby Creative Center
(469) 467-6018
900 W 15th St # A
Plano, TX
 
Plano R/C Hobbies
(972) 422-5386
230 W Parker
Plano, TX
 
T&T R/C Cars
(972) 633-2470
3420 Avenue K, Suite 154
Plano, TX
 
Discount Model Trains
(972) 931-8135
4641 Ratliff Lane
Dallas, TX
 
Decoder Installation Services
(972) 272-8810
3721 O''Henry
Garland, TX
Store Type
Online Store, Phone & Mail Order

Hobby Lobby Creative Center
(214) 902-8336
3616 Forest Ln
Dallas, TX
 
BMI Hobbies
(469) 814-9285
2109 W Parker Road Ste 202 A
Plano, TX
 
HobbyTown USA
(972) 758-7875
Polo Towne Crossing
Plano, TX
 
Discount Model Trains
(972) 931-8135
4641 Ratliff Lane
Addison, TX
 
RC Zone
(214) 705-0330
7151 Preston Rd #101A
Frisco, TX
 

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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