Purple Martin Sound Recordings Tacoma WA

Local resource for purple martin sound recordings in Tacoma, WA. 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.

Fantasy World Toys
(253) 473-6223
1909 S 72nd St. Ste A-12
Tacoma, WA
 
Online Trains & Hobbies
(877) 487-2167
3905 Steilacoom Blvd. SW
Lakewood, WA
Store Type
Walk-in Store, Phone & Mail Order

Pacific Railway Hobbies
(253) 581-4453
5115 100th Street S.W. #7
Tacoma, WA
 
Tacoma Trains
(253) 756-7517
2521 North Proctor Street
Tacoma, WA
 
Tacoma Trains & Hobbies
(253) 756-7517
3813 North 26th St.
Tacoma, WA
 
Tacoma R/C Raceway
(253) 565-1935
4802 S Adams Street
Tacoma, WA
 
Online Trains
(253) 472-7732
3905 Steilacoom Blvd SW
Lakewood, WA
 
HobbyTown
(253) 531-8111
402 Garfield Street
Tacoma, WA
 
HobbyTown USA
(253) 531-8111
13923 Pacific Avenue S
Tacoma, WA
 
Hobbytown Inc.
(253) 858-3000
Gig Harbor, WA
 

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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