Purple Martin Sound Recordings Traverse City MI

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Trains & Things
(231) 947-1353
210 E. Front St.
Traverse City, MI
 
Ovaitt's R/C Speedshop
(231) 943-7007
885 US 31 South
Traverse City, MI
 
PetSmart
(231) 947-4714
2544 Crossing Circle
Traverse City, MI
Hours
Monday - Friday: 9:00-9:00
Sunday: 10:00-6:00

Great Lakes Pet Memorial & Crematory
(231) 421-1370
1783 Perrys Loop
Traverse City, MI
 
U-Groom Pet Salon
(231) 947-7726
512 W. 14th St.
Traverse City, MI
 
Trains & Things Hobbies
(231) 947-1353
210 East Front St.
Traverse City, MI
Store Type
Walk-in Store, Phone & Mail Order

badpony designs
(231) 642-7622
461 main street
lake leelanau, MI

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Traverse City Parrot Rescue
www.tcparrotrescue.weebly.com
Arbutus Ct
Traverse City, MI
Products
unwanted parrots

PetSmart
(231) 947-4714
2544 CROSSING CIR
TRAVERSE CITY, MI

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Meredith's Village Garden Center
(231) 941-1808
1111 S Garfield Ave
Traverse City, MI
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Annuals, Bulbs, Chemicals, Crop Protection, Garden Center Marketing, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Ornaments, Groundcovers, Horticulture Companies, Mulch, Perennials, Pest Control Supplies, Plants, Roses, Seeds, Shrubs, Trees

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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

Copyright2010 Bird Watcher's Digest

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