Purple Martin Sound Recordings Portland ME

Local resource for purple martin sound recordings in Portland, ME. 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.

Sullivan Photo & Train Center
(207) 773-0146
Inc. 736 Forest Avenue
Portland, ME
 
Ray and Robins Hobby Center
(207) 797-5196
65 Gray Road
Falmouth, ME
 
Train & Trooper
(207) 829-3211
68 Memorial Highway
North Yarmouth, ME
 
PETCO
(207) 772-9119
220 Maine Mall Road
South Portland, ME
Hours
Monday: 9:00am-9:00pm
Tuesday: 9:00am-9:00pm
Wednesday: 9:00am-9:00pm
Thursday: 9:00am-9:00pm
Friday: 9:00am-9:00pm
Saturday: 9:00am-9:00pm
Sunday: 10:00am-7:00pm

Planet Dog
(207) 347-8606
211 Marginal Way
Portland, ME

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Maine Modelworks
(207) 781-8300
417 Route One
Falmouth, ME
 
Small's Train Repair
(207) 829-3757
273 Tuttle Road
Cumberland, ME
 
Maine Modelworks
(207) 781-8300
417 Rte 1
Falmouth, ME

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PetSmart
(207) 283-6546
208 Mariner Way
Biddeford, ME
Hours
Monday - Friday: 9:00-9:00
Sunday: 10:00-6:00

Dog House
(207) 797-3456
1037 Forest Ave Ste 3
Portland, ME

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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

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