Purple Martin Sound Recordings Shreveport LA

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Trends & Trains
(318) 671-8896
7143 Mansfield Road
Shreveport, LA
 
Hobbies X-Treme
(318) 741-5501
901 Benton Road Suite F
Bossier City, LA
 
Hobbies Xtreme
(318) 741-5501
1605 Benton Rd
Bossier City, LA

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PetSmart
(318) 798-6623
7061 Youree Dr
Shreveport, LA
Hours
Monday - Friday: 9:00-9:00
Sunday: 9:00-7:00

PetSmart
(318) 742-7025
2631 Beene Blvd
Bossier City, LA
Hours
Monday - Friday: 9:00-9:00
Sunday: 9:00-7:00

Cook's Collectors Corner Inc.
(318) 865-7632
4402 Youree Drive
Shreveport, LA
 
Ivy Wax 'N Scents
1722 Kings Hwy
Shreveport, LA

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Trends & Trains
(318) 671-8896
2609 Mackey Ln
Shreveport, LA

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PETCO
(318) 524-0540
6596 Youree Drive
Shreveport, LA
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-7:00pm

Just For Fideaux
(318) 629-2275
1950 E 70th St
Shreveport, LA

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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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