Purple Martin Sound Recordings San Antonio TX

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(210) 736-1204
935 Fredericksburg Rd
San Antonio, TX
 
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(210) 337-4386
615 Yellow Wood Dr
San Antonio, TX
 
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(210) 979-8880
2211 NW Military Hwy 114
San Antonio, TX
 
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(210) 735-7721
1029 Donaldson Ave.
San Antonio, TX
 
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(210) 829-8697
2501 NW Loop 410 Ste A
San Antonio, TX
 
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(210) 647-5353
7058 Bandera Rd
San Antonio, TX
 
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(210) 735-4218
Inc. 3441 Fredericksburg Road
San Antonio, TX
 
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(210) 829-8697
99 East Basse Road
San Antonio, TX
 
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(210) 340-0150
6441 Blanco Road
San Antonio, TX
 
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(210) 805-8414
1778 Austin Highway
San Antonio, TX
 

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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