Purple Martin Sound Recordings Springfield MA

Local resource for purple martin sound recordings in Springfield, MA. 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.

Family Hobby Shop
(413) 525-7345
48 Shaker Road
East Longmeadow, MA
 
RC Madness Track & Hobby
(860) 741-6501
101 North Street
Enfield, CT
 
J & E Train Depot
(203) 870-7311
911 Hfd Tpk
Vernon, CT
 
Tucker's Hobbies
(413) 436-5318
8 Bacon Street Box 1090
Warren, MA
 
Craftec Discount Hobbies
(860) 627-7811
152 North Rd
Broad Brook, CT

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Pioneer Valley Hobbies
(413) 732-5531
54 Myron Street
West Springfield, MA
 
Hoot Toot 'N Whistle Hobbies
(413) 585-8668
49 Russell Street
Hadley, MA
 
Tucker's Hobbies
(413) 436-5318
29 Bacon Street
Warren, MA
 
Hobby Corner Of Agawam
(413) 821-9484
11 Fairview St
Agawam, MA

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For K-9s & Felines
(413) 572-0055
45 Southwick Road
Westfield, MA

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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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