Purple Martin Sound Recordings Spartanburg SC

Local resource for purple martin sound recordings in Spartanburg, SC. 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.

The Great Escape
(864) 574-5273
105 Franklin Ave.
Spartanburg, SC
 
PetSmart
(864) 576-8868
150 E Blackstock Rd Ste A
Spartanburg, SC
Hours
Monday - Friday: 9:00-9:00
Sunday: 10:00-6:00

PetSmart
(864) 576-8868
150 EAST BLACKSTOCK ROAD
SPARTANBURG, SC

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Dun Wishin Enterprises
(864) 480-9990
274 Boiling Springs Hwy
Gaffney, SC

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East Side Garden Center
(864) 582-1683
1050 Fernwood Glendale Rd
Spartanburg, SC
Products / Services
Annuals, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Plants, Shrubs

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Ultimate Hobbies
(864) 578-0390
7122 Hwy 9
Inman, SC
 
PETCO
(864) 542-2350
1931 East Main Street Suite D
Spartanburg, SC
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

4 Paws LLC
(864) 574-4170
106-D Franklin Ave
Spartanburg, SC
 
Creekside Farm And Garden
(864) 582-2234
1940 Drayton Road
Drayton, SC
Products / Services
Groundcovers, Perennials, Plants, Shrubs, Trees

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Lakeshore Iii
(864) 902-9315
1030 Victory Trail Rd
Gaffney, SC

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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

Copyright2010 Bird Watcher's Digest

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