Purple Martin Sound Recordings Scranton PA

Local resource for purple martin sound recordings in Scranton, PA. 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.

Scranton Hobby Center
(570) 342-1963
517 Lackawanna Avenue
Scranton, PA
 
Nolan & Rogers
(717) 347-0434
1506 North Main Avenue
Scranton, PA
 
M & B Hunting & Hobbies
(570) 586-6648
1129 Lackawanna Trail Rd
Clarks Summit, PA
 
Hobby Savings Zone
(800) 873-9893
504 Scranton- Carbondale Hwy
Mayfield, PA
 
Train Shoppe and Hobby Center
(717) 824-7688
334 North Penna Avenue
Wilkes-Barre, PA
 
Great Train Store
(717) 963-0963
211 The Mall at Steamtown
Scranton, PA
 
Main Hobby Center Inc.
(717) 489-8857
Rt. 6 Scranton Carbondale Highway
Blakely, PA
 
Taylor's Hobby World
(717) 587-0181
312 South State Street
Clarks Summit, PA
 
Train Shed
(570) 698-7798
1162 Lake Ariel Hwy
Lake Ariel, PA
 
Walter's Hardware
(570) 823-1406
57 North Welles ST.
Wilkes-Barre, PA
 

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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