Purple Martin Sound Recordings Rapid City SD

Local resource for purple martin sound recordings in Rapid City, SD. 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.

Who''s Hobby House
(605) 342-0875
715 Main St.
Rapid City, SD
Store Type
Walk-in Store, Phone , Fax & Mail Order

Who's Hobby House
(800) 883-0875
715 Main St
Rapid City, SD
 
PETCO
(605) 341-2056
1713 Eglin Street
Rapid City, SD
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: 9:00am-6:00pm

Pet Paradise
(605) 342-8321
2001 W Main St
Rapid City, SD

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Trish's Fishes & Aquarium
(605) 348-1828
1227 Mount Rushmore Rd
Rapid City, SD

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Flags & Wheels
(605) 341-7585
405 12th St
Rapid City, SD
 
Happy Daze
(605) 343-9363
1575 N Lacrosse St Ste B
Rapid City, SD

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PetSmart
(605) 341-4488
925 Disk Drive
Rapid City, SD
Hours
Monday - Friday: 9:00-9:00
Sunday: 10:00-6:00

Healthy Habits ... for your dog
(605) 484-9294
2650 Jackson Blvd #22
Rapid City, SD
Products
Dog exercising services
Hours
9:30am-10pm

Pet Pantry
(605) 343-5500
1101 W Omaha St Ste 1
Rapid City, SD

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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

Copyright2010 Bird Watcher's Digest

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