Purple Martin Sound Recordings Surprise AZ

Local resource for purple martin sound recordings in Surprise, AZ. 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.

One Hobbies LLC
(623) 977-1324
13059 W Grand Ave. Ste #12
Surprise, AZ
 
Duncan's R/C
(602) 237-6612
5930 West Greenway Road #22
Glendale, AZ
 
Duncan's R/C
(602) 347-5518
7118 N. 35th Ave
Phoenix, AZ
 
Hobby Bench
(602) 995-1755
8058 North 19th Ave
Phoenix, AZ
 
Five Elements Kung Fu, LLC
(623) 434-0323
8279 W. Lake Pleasant Pkwy
Peoria, AZ
 
Quicks R/C
(623) 217-2604
15170 West Bell Road
Surprise, AZ
 
Hobby Bench
(602) 547-1828
Bell Park Center
Glendale, AZ
 
An Affair With Trains
(602) 249-3781
2615 West Bethany Home Road
Phoenix, AZ
 
Hobby Bench #1
(602) 995-1755
8058 North 19th Avenue
Phoenix, AZ
 
Phoenix Exhibits
(623) 680-4443
25433 N. 71st Dr
Peoria, AZ
 

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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