Purple Martin Sound Recordings Reading PA

Local resource for purple martin sound recordings in Reading, PA. 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.

G & K Hobby Centre
(610) 374-8598
720 Gordon Street
Reading, PA
 
HobbyTown USA
(610) 916-4477
12F Wingco Lane
Reading, PA
 
Ye Old Train
(610) 369-0755
& Christmas Shop
Boyerstown, PA
 
Modellbahn Ott Hobbies
(610) 367-5925
1100 Grosser Road
Gilbertsville, PA
 
Survival Camping Store
(610) 301-2817
15623 kutztown road
kutztown, PA
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Iron Horse Hobby House
(610) 373-6927
60 South Sixth St.
Reading, PA
 
J C Musser Hobbies
(610) 921-8788
835 Hiesters Lane Suite 7 Post Office Box 14901
Reading, PA
 
Modelport
(610) 323-6753
Inc. 309 High Street
Pottstown, PA
 
Brian's Model Trains
(717) 866-6070
109 W Main Street
Myerstown, PA
 
Leesport premium feed, pet supply & grooming
(610) 926-8228
RT 61 & WALL STREET
Leesport, PA

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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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