Purple Martin Sound Recordings Rockford IL

Local resource for purple martin sound recordings in Rockford, IL. 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.

Hobbytown USA
(815) 282-0727
3782 N Alpine Rd
Rockford, IL
 
HobbyTown USA
(815) 282-0727
3782 North Alpine Road
Rockford, IL
 
PETCO
(815) 229-0184
6305 East State Street
Rockford, IL
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

PetSmart
(815) 654-1766
1526 West Lane Rd
Machesney Park, IL
Hours
Monday - Friday: 9:00-9:00
Sunday: 10:00-6:00

PetSmart
(815) 654-1766
1526 WEST LANE ROAD
MACHESNEY PARK, IL

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Royal Hobby Shop
(815) 399-1771
3920 E State St
Rockford, IL
 
Midwest Rail Junction
(815) 963-0200
6735 Broadcast Pky
Loves Park, IL
 
PetSmart
(815) 397-7880
6320 E State St
Rockford, IL
Hours
Monday - Friday: 9:00-9:00
Sunday: 10:00-7:00

PetSmart
(815) 397-7880
6320 EAST STATE STREET
ROCKFORD, IL

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Logli Markets
(815) 229-9585
6410 E. State St.
Rockford, IL
Products / Services
Vegetables

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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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