Purple Martin Sound Recordings Salem OR

Local resource for purple martin sound recordings in Salem, OR. 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.

New Hobby Sports Collectibles
(503) 364-4700
1722 Center St Ne
Salem, OR
 
Skysport
(503) 363-4345
4564 Commercial Street SE
Salem, OR
 
Ultimate Hobbies
(503) 588-9884
982 Lancaster Dr NE
Salem, OR

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PETCO
(503) 391-1828
628 Lancaster Drive NE
Salem, OR
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: 9:00am-9:00pm

PetSmart
(503) 362-5325
2925 Lancaster Dr NE
Salem, OR
Hours
Monday - Friday: 9:00-9:00
Sunday: 10:00-6:00

Leisure Hobbies
(503) 588-9884
982 Lancaster Dr NE
Salem, OR
 
R/C Plus Hobbies
(503) 364-9188
1685 25th Street SE
Salem, OR
 
Fire and Soul
(503) 390-3775
126 Chemawa Rd N
Keizer, OR

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PETCO
(503) 393-0698
6425 Keizer Station Boulevard NE
Keizer, OR
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: 9:00am-8:00pm

Advanced Aquarium
(503) 316-9974
120 17TH St NE
Salem, OR

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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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