Purple Martin Sound Recordings Roanoke VA

Local resource for purple martin sound recordings in Roanoke, VA. 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.

Cannadays Hobby & Wholesale
(540) 334-2601
24811 Virgil H Goode Hwy
Boones Mill, VA
 
The Rail Yard
(540) 362-1714
7547 Williamson Rd
Roanoke, VA
 
Crossroads Hobbies of Salem
(540) 387-3414
1104 W. Main Street
Salem, VA
 
The Wizard's Apprentice
(540) 343-7171
1902 Memorial Ave SW Ste D
Roanoke, VA

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PetSmart
(540) 362-2994
4749 Valley View Blvd NW
Roanoke, VA
Hours
Monday - Friday: 9:00-9:00
Sunday: 10:00-6:00

Ken's Trains
(540) 343-1057
2328 Orange Avenue NE
Roanoke, VA
 
Rail Yard
(540) 362-1714
6711-B Williamson Road
Roanoke, VA
 
Blue Ridge Depot
(703) 977-6320
510 Blue Ridge Boulevard
Blue Ridge, VA
 
PETCO
(540) 342-2364
630 Brandon Avenue SW
Roanoke, VA
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: 10:00am-7:00pm

High Hopes Dog Training
(540) 343-3849
Roanoke
Roanoke, VA
 
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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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