Purple Martin Sound Recordings Portland OR

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

Coin Corner & Hobbies
(503) 656-1835
215 7th St
Oregon City, OR
 
The Hobby Smith
(503) 284-1912
1809 NE 39th Avenue
Portland, OR
 
Hobbies Unlimited
(503) 287-4090
4503 North Interstate Avenue
Portland, OR
 
Whistle Stop Trains, Inc.
(503) 761-1822
11724 SE Division St
Portland, OR
 
Whistle Stop Trains
(503) 252-7118
14037 SE Stark Street
Portland, OR
 
Vic's Hobby Supply
(503) 281-1032
606 NE Broadway
Portland, OR
 
Hobby Smith
(503) 284-1912
4148 NE Hancock St
Portland, OR
Store Type
Walk-in Store, Phone & Mail Order

Ted's Hobbies Unlimited
(503) 287-4090
4503 N Interstate Ave
Portland, OR
 
Whistle Stop Trains
(503) 761-1822
11724 SE Division St.
Portland, OR
Store Type
Walk-in Store, Phone & Mail Order

TammiesHobbies.com
(503) 644-4535
12024 SW Canyon Rd.
Beaverton, OR
Store Type
Walk-in Store, Phone & Mail Order

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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