Purple Martin Sound Recordings Springfield MO

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

Hobby Lobby Creative Center
(417) 862-1414
1717 W Kearney St
Springfield, MO
 
Trainland Hobbies
(417) 881-5995
3121 S. Campbell
Springfield, MO
 
Sleeth Hobbies
(417) 883-1118
1912 E. Sunshine
Springfield, MO
 
Julies White House Org
(417) 883-4881
2115 E Edgewood St
Springfield, MO

Data Provided By:
Pokezor World
(417) 742-5115
3450 N Farm Rd 59
Ash Grove, MO
Hours
Mon-Fri 8am-5pm

Data Provided By:
K-N-D-COLLECTIBLES
(877) 295-0315
Ferguson Ave
Springfield, MO
Store Type
Online Store

HobbyTown USA
(417) 887-1517
2718 S Glenstone Ave
Springfield, MO
 
Servo Central Hobbies
(417) 862-7700
3518 W Nichols St Ste A
Springfield, MO

Data Provided By:
Two Busy Moms
(417) 695-8844
PO Box 338
Republic, MO

Data Provided By:
PetSmart
(417) 887-7737
3500-S S Glenstone Ave
Springfield, MO
Hours
Monday - Friday: 9:00-9:00
Sunday: 10:00-6:00

Data Provided By:

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

Click here to read the rest of this article from birdwatchersdigest.com