Purple Martin Sound Recordings South Bend IN

Local resource for purple martin sound recordings in South Bend, IN. 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.

Ewing''s hobbies
(574) 287-0908
2311 Erskine
South Bend, IN
Store Type
Online Store Mail Order

Hobbyland Inc.
(800) 225-6509
1810 E. 12th St. Unit C
Mishawaka, IN
Store Type
Walk-in Store, Online Store, Phone & Mail Order

Crest Enterprises Hobbies
(219) 654-8409
6672 East Poppy Lane
New Carlisle, IN
 
Pete Russell's Speed Shop
(574) 293-1827
1651 W. Franklin Street
Elkhart, IN
 
Bremen Hobbies & Crafts
(219) 546-3807
308 North Bowen Avenue
Bremen, IN
 
Hobby Land
(219) 255-1722
Inc. Town & Country Shopping Center 2564 Miracle Lane
Mishawaka, IN
 
New York Central Toys & Trains
(574) 255-8538
2000 Lincolnway East
Mishawaka, IN
 
Rupel Toy Trains
(574) 875-8008
23631 US Hwy 33 Ste D
Elkhart, IN
 
Bremen's Hobbies (Heuberger's)
(574) 546-3807
308 N. Bowen Ave.
Bremen, IN
 
Dave's Model Trains
(616) 473-5533
10644 Old US 31
Berrien Springs, MI
 

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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