Purple Martin Sound Recordings Reno NV

Local resource for purple martin sound recordings in Reno, NV. 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.

Trains Emporium
(775) 825-9670
P.O. Box 70188
Reno, NV
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Online Store, Phone & Mail Order

Henson's Train Emporium
(775) 825-9670
780 Smithridge Drive Suite 450
Reno, NV
 
High Sierra Models
(775) 825-5557
4020 Kietzke Lane
Reno, NV
 
cosmopolis
(775) 747-1650
3475 Balboa Dr
Reno, NV

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Heroes Games & Hobbies
(775) 331-0102
770 Baring Blvd
Sparks, NV

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Trains Emporium
(775) 825-9670
1473 Greg St
Sparks, NV
 
Hobbies of Reno
(702) 826-6006
535 East Moana Lane
Reno, NV
 
HC & M Hobbies
(775) 355-7744
1231 Baring Blvd
Sparks, NV
 
Trains Emporium
(775) 825-9670
1473 Greg St
Sparks, NV

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H C & M Hobbies
(775) 355-7744
1231 Baring Blvd
Sparks, NV

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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

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