Purple Martin Sound Recordings Rochester NY

Local resource for purple martin sound recordings in Rochester, NY. 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.

The Hobby House
(585) 429-6280
2378 Lyell Ave
Rochester, NY
 
Dan''s Crafts and Things
(585) 654-8388
352 Empire Blvd.
Rochester, NY
Store Type
Walk-in Store, Phone & Mail Order

Lakeshore Coin and Hobby Center
(716) 581-0640
2670 Dewey Avenue
Rochester, NY
 
Despatch Junction
(716) 385-5570
100 Station Road
East Rochester, NY
 
Performance Hobbies
(585) 872-4990
C/O TMC Framing, Inc.
Webster, NY
 
Irondequoit Car Shops
(585) 482-3734
73 Governor Terrace
Rochester, NY
Store Type
Walk-in Store, Phone & Mail Order

Dan's Crafts & Things
(585) 482-7850
352 Empire Blvd
Rochester, NY
 
Despatch Junction West
(716) 426-6685
2222 Lyell Avenue
Rochester, NY
 
Empire Northern Models
(585) 670-0679
680 Ridge Road
Webster, NY
 
Mike's Antique Toys and Trains
(716) 637-9980
5605 Brockport-Spencerport Road
Brockport, NY
 

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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