Purple Martin Sound Recordings Pompano Beach FL

Local resource for purple martin sound recordings in Pompano Beach, 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.

Banyan Air Services
(954) 491-3170
5360 NW 20th Terrace
Fort Lauderdale, FL
 
R. C. Hobbies
(954) 721-5720
6800 N University Dr
Fort Lauderdale, FL
 
R C Hobbies
(305) 721-5720
6800 North University Drive
Fort Lauderdale, FL
 
Extreme RC Hobby
(954) 533-8610
3343 North Federal Highway
Oakland Park, FL
 
Trader Jack's
(305) 583-3334
61 South State Road 7
Fort Lauderdale, FL
 
Jays Trains
(954) 941-5990
777 S. Federal Hwy RP 714
Pompano Beach, FL
Store Type
Phone & Mail Order

Discount Train and Hobby
(954) 561-0403
211 E. Oakland Park Blvd.
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Store Type
Walk-in Store, Phone & Mail Order

Universal Hobbies
(954) 481-9390
Inc. 5443 North Federal Highway
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
 
RC Boca Hobbies
(561) 483-2540
20449 State Road A 2
Boca Raton, FL
 
Warrick Custom Hobbies Inc
(954) 424-6229
7676 Peters Road
Plantation, FL
 

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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