Purple Martin Sound Recordings Saint Petersburg FL

Local resource for purple martin sound recordings in Saint Petersburg, FL. 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.

Phil's Hobby Shop
(727) 545-1251
6050 Park Blvd.
Pinellas Park, FL
 
H&R Trains
(727) 526-4682
6901 US HWY 19 North
Pinellas Park, FL
Store Type
Walk-in Store, Phone & Mail Order

Trains & Treasures
(727) 298-0350
Inc. 1710 North Hercules Avanue Suite 104-5A
Clearwater, FL
 
Holiday Wonderland Inc.
(813) 880-0510
7565 West Hillsborough Avenue
Tampa, FL
 
Frank''s Trains & Hobbies
(813) 855-1041
110 Pine Ave. S
Oldsmar, FL
Store Type
Walk-in Store, Phone & Mail Order

Archie's Hobbies & Helis
(727) 526-0394
4200 J 62nd Ave. North
Pinellas Park, FL
 
H & R Trains
(727) 526-4682
6901 U.S Hwy 19 North
Pinellas Park, FL
 
Chester Holley Model Railroad S...
(813) 831-7202
3818 South Himes Avenue
Tampa, FL
 
Charlie's Discount Hobbies,Inc.
(813) 882-4007
7530 W Waters Ave
Tampa, FL
 
Happy Hobo Trains
(813) 886-5072
4040 West Waters Avenue #1100
Tampa, FL
 

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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