Purple Martin Sound Recordings Saint Louis MO

Local resource for purple martin sound recordings in Saint Louis, MO. 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.

St Louis RC
(314) 781-0000
6438 Fyler Ave
St Louis, MO
 
Trains To Go
(314) 961-9150
115 West Lockwood
Webster Groves, MO
 
TinkerTown Inc.
(314) 991-4311
9666 Clayton Road
St. Louis, MO
 
Electric Train Outlet
(314) 428-2211
8961 Page Blvd.
St. Louis, MO
Store Type
Walk-in Store, Online Store, Phone & Mail Order

Hobby Station
(314) 822-1927
301 S. Kirkwood Rd.
Kirkwood, MO
 
Astro Hobby House Co.
(314) 961-7093
1273 South Laclede Station Road
Webster Groves, MO
 
Switch Stand
(314) 993-2444
8420 Olive Blvd
University City, MO
 
North Central Hobbies
(314) 426-0031
9120 Lackland Road
St. Louis, MO
 
Schaefer's Hobby Center
(866) 818-5183
11659 Gravois Rd
St. Louis, MO
 
Kirkwood Hobbies
(314) 821-5596
127 West Jefferson Avenue
St. Louis, MO
 

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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