Purple Martin Sound Recordings Portsmouth VA

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Davis Hobby Supplies
(757) 397-1983
Davis TV, Inc.
Portsmouth, VA
 
Dale's Train Station
(757) 461-3636
5880 Poplar Hall Drive
Norfolk, VA
 
Toy Craft
(804) 587-4710
8481 Chesapeake Boulevard
Norfolk, VA
 
HobbyTown USA
(757) 306-4760
4000 Virginia Beach Blvd Ste 196
Virginia Beach, VA
 
Virginia Scrapbook Retreats
(757) 287-4774
4140 Valencia Rd
Scrapbook Retreat Organizer, VA
Store Type
Scrapbooking
Prices and/or Promotions
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CRAFTECH Hobby Shop
(757) 445-0301
9475 Bacon Ave Bldg C-9
Norfolk, VA
 
Craftech Hobby Shop P-4
(804) 444-3846
9475 Bacon Avenue
Norfolk, VA
 
Debbie's RC World, Inc.
(757) 361-6681
1828 S Military Hwy
Chesapeake, VA
 
Eagle Hobby Shop
(757) 255-4040
4832 Godwin Blvd
Suffolk, VA
 
Virginia Scrapbook Retreats
(757) 465-5406
4140 Valencia Rd
Chesapeake, VA
 

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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