Purple Martin Sound Recordings Provo UT

Local resource for purple martin sound recordings in Provo, UT. 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.

Hobby Stop
(801) 226-7947
327 East 1200 South #10
Orem, UT
 
Best Bilt Hobbies
(801) 798-8727
1320 S 2000 W
Springville, UT
 
Hobby HQ
(801) 794-4995
883 East 600 North
Spanish Fork, UT
 
Provo Rental Scooters
(601) 297-5758
445 W 400 N #8
Provo, UT
 
STI
(801) 375-6805
1018 South 350 East
Provo, UT
 
Hobby Stop LC
(801) 226-7947
327 East 1200 South # 10
Orem, UT
 
HobbyTown USA
(801) 224-3577
Festival Shopping Center
Orem, UT
 
A Mad Man's Hobby Store
(801) 766-9185
127 East State Street
Lehi, UT
 
Pine Meadows Soap Making Supplies
(801) 221-0483
1038 S 350 E
Provo, UT
Store Type
Storefront/ warehouse

Antares Scale Models
(801) 607-5205
512 North Beverly Ave
Orem, UT
 

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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