Purple Martin Sound Recordings Springfield IL

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Springfield Hammer's Hobbies
(217) 523-0265
2448 S. Tenth St.
Springfield, IL
 
Jeffrey Alans
(217) 787-7771
1602 Wabash
Springfield, IL
 
Big Bill's RC Raceway
(217) 735-4014
108 W Pine St
Broadwell, IL
 
PetSmart
(217) 698-3091
3183 S Veterans Pkwy
Springfield, IL
Hours
Monday - Friday: 9:00-9:00
Sunday: 10:00-6:00

Green View Nursery Inc
(217) 787-4700
3000 W Jefferson St
Springfield, IL
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Annuals, Bulbs, Chemicals, Crop Protection, Garden Center Marketing, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Ornaments, Groundcovers, Horticulture Companies, Landscape Architects, Landscaping Services, Mulch, Perennials, Pest Control Supplies, Plant Merchants, Plants, Roses, Seeds, Shrubs, Trees

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Castle Trains & Treasures
(217) 793-0407
4782 Old Jacksonville Road
Springfield, IL
 
Allen's RC Cars
(217) 498-7345
8801 Buckhart Road
Rochester, IL
 
PETCO
(217) 793-7387
2721 Veterans Parkway
Springfield, IL
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

PetSmart
(217) 698-3091
3183 SOUTH VETERANS PARKWAY
SPRINGFIELD, IL

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Copper Tree Outdoor Lifestyle
(217) 306-4299
1804 Dial Court
Springfield, IL
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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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