Purple Martin Sound Recordings Salina KS

Local resource for purple martin sound recordings in Salina, KS. 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.

Don's Hobby Shop
(800) 972-6273
1819 S. Broadway
Salina, KS
 
Santa Fe Pets
(785) 825-6546
115 N Santa Fe Ave
Salina, KS

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Furr Balls
(785) 452-9766
642 Highland Ave
Salina, KS

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Hobby Lobby Creative Center
(316) 721-0222
665 N Ridge Rd
Wichita, KS
 
Js Hobby Haven
(913) 432-8820
5536 Granada Ln
Mission, KS
 
PETCO
(785) 493-0958
2450 South 9th Street #2001A
Salina, KS
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-6:00pm

PETCO Dog Training
(785) 493-0958
2450 South 9th
Salina, KS
 
Kansas Palms
(785) 283-4230
Box 112
Tescott, KS
Products / Services
Annuals, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Plants

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Hobby Hut
(785) 392-9272
202 W 2nd St
Minneapolis, KS
 
Hobby Lobby Creative Center
(913) 451-4440
7102 W 119th St
Shawnee Mission, KS
 
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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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