Purple Martin Sound Recordings Topeka KS

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Fun For All Hobbies
(913) 272-5772
2021SW Gage Boulevard
Topeka, KS
 
Hobby Depot Incorporated
(785) 271-4451
5628 SW 29th Street
Topeka KS, VA
 
PETCO
(785) 228-1000
1930 SW Wanamaker Road
Topeka, KS
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-7:00pm

PETCO
(785) 228-1000
1930 SW Wanamaker Rd
Topeka, KS
 
Pet-Delights
(785) 246-1809
P. O. Box 8592
Topeka, KS
 
Dee & Mee Hobbies
(785) 228-9601
5331 SW 22nd Place
Topeka, KS
 
Lucy's Cat Grass
(785) 249-7898
3835 N. E. Seward
Topeka, KS

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PetSmart
(785) 272-3323
2020 SW Westport Dr
Topeka, KS
Hours
Monday - Friday: 9:00-9:00
Sunday: 10:00-6:00

PetSmart
(785) 272-3323
2020 SW Westport Dr
TOPEKA, KS

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Gage Animal Hospital
(785) 272-8876
4000 SW 12th St
Topeka, KS
 
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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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