Purple Martin Sound Recordings State College PA

Local resource for purple martin sound recordings in State College, PA. 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.

Nittany Line Hobbies
(814) 235-1661
341 Lowes Blvd
State College, PA
 
Forsters Trains & Toys
(814) 237-7899
140 Mary St
Lemont, PA
 
Ye Olde Huff-N-Puff
(814) 692-8334
1000 Rolling Stock Acres
Pennsylvania Furnace, PA
 
Doug's Wild Side Pets
(814) 231-0404
258 W Hamilton Ave
State College, PA

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Dave the Fish Guy
(814) 321-5540
camelot lane
state college, PA
Products
Aquarium service,installation and design

Nittany Line Hobbies
(814) 235-1661
253-B Benner Pike
State College, PA
 
Forster's Train Shop
(814) 237-7899
140 Mary Street
Lemont, PA
 
PETCO
(814) 235-9890
40 Colonnade Way
State College, PA
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-8:00pm

Jungle Creek Aquarium
(814) 235-0805
2052 E College Ave
State College, PA

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Wheatfield Nursery
(814) 364-2100
1948 General Potter Hwy.
Centre Hall, PA
Products / Services
Annuals/Perennials/Shrubs/Trees/Mulch/Topsoil/Containers/Landscape Design Services

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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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