Purple Martin Sound Recordings Stafford VA

Local resource for purple martin sound recordings in Stafford, VA. 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.

Awesome RC & Hobbies
(540) 657-1314
2885 Warrenton Road
Fredericksburg, VA
 
HobbyTown USA
(703) 590-9890
12480 Dillingham Square
Lake Ridge, VA
 
Games Workshop
(703) 492-4555
2700 Potomac Mills Cir Ste 164
Woodbridge, VA

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PetSmart
(540) 658-9272
1160 Stafford Market Place
Stafford, VA
Hours
Monday - Friday: 9:00-9:00
Sunday: 10:00-6:00

PetSmart
(540) 372-1258
27 South Gateway Drive
Fredericksburg, VA
Hours
Monday - Friday: 9:00-9:00
Sunday: 10:00-6:00

Hobbies
(540) 372-6578
2368 Plank Road
Fredericksburg, VA
 
Rip Track
(703) 590-6901
2885 PS Business Center
Woodbridge, VA
 
Duke's Natural Distribution
(877) 494-4930
P.O. Box 2383
Stafford, VA

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PETCO
(540) 657-7491
309 Worth Avenue Suite 123
Stafford, VA
Hours
Monday: 10:00am-8:00pm
Tuesday: 10:00am-8:00pm
Wednesday: 10:00am-8:00pm
Thursday: 10:00am-8:00pm
Friday: 10:00am-8:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am-8:00pm
Sunday: 10:00am-7:00pm

PetSmart
(540) 785-9851
1421 Carl D Silver Pky
Fredericksburg, VA
Hours
Monday - Friday: 9:00-9:00
Sunday: 10:00-6:00

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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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