Purple Martin Sound Recordings Sedona AZ

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Litchfield Station
(623) 640-4060
P. O. Box 17133
Munds Park, AZ
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Hozho Distinctive Shops & Galleries
(928) 204-2257
431 State Route 179
Sedona, AZ
 
Eleven Elements
(866) 376-0008
10 Gideon Rd
Sedona, AZ

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Biddle's Nursery
(928) 282-5078
1259 W Hwy 89a
West Sedona, AZ
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Hobbytown Usa
(520) 882-8888
3700 E Speedway Blvd
Tucson, AZ
 
Tlaquepaque Arts & Crafts Village
(928) 282-4838
336 State Route 179
Sedona, AZ
 
Paw Prints Thrift Shop
(928) 284-4635
6040 State Route 179
Sedona, AZ
 
Golden Bone Pet Products
(928) 567-5555
564 S Main St Ste 111
Camp Verde, AZ

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Windmill Gardens
(928) 649-9177
9550 E Cornville Rd
Cornville, AZ

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Classic Trains International
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650 Holiday Drive
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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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