Purple Martin Sound Recordings Seattle WA

Local resource for purple martin sound recordings in Seattle, WA. 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.

Electric Train Shop
(206) 223-0181
110 Alaskan Way S
Seattle, WA
 
The Electric Train Shop
(206) 938-2400
4511 California Ave SW
Seattle, WA
 
North End Train Center
(206) 362-4959
12333 Lake City Way NE
Seattle, WA
Store Type
Walk-in Store, Phone , Fax & Mail Order

Eastside Trains
(425) 828-4098
217 Central Way
Kirkland, WA
 
North End Train Center
(206) 362-4959
12537 Lake City Way
Seattle, WA
 
Seattle's Train Center
(206) 283-7886
1463 Elliott Ave W
Seattle, WA
 
Train Center
(206) 283-7886
3310 West Lynn Street
Seattle, WA
 
Trains, Planes & Automobiles
(425) 747-2016
14725 NE 20th Street
Bellevue, WA
 
American Eagles Inc.
(206) 440-8448
12537 Lake City Way NE
Seattle, WA
 
Inside Gateway
(425) 747-2016
14725 NE 20th
Bellevue, WA
 

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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