Purple Martin Sound Recordings Tucson AZ

Local resource for purple martin sound recordings in Tucson, 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.

Hobbytown Usa
(520) 882-8888
3700 E Speedway Blvd
Tucson, AZ
 
Canyon Vista R/C
(520) 647-9755
3201 E Milber Street
Tucson, AZ
 
Ft. Lowell Depot
(800) 779-8533
3501 East Ft. Lowell
Tucson, AZ
 
Classic Hobbies
(520) 293-2022
485 East Wetmore
Tucson, AZ
 
Competition Hobbies
(520) 297-8162
3930 West Costco Drive
Tucson, AZ
 
Baggage Car Hobby
(520) 798-1699
145 South Olsen Street
Tucson, AZ
 
Arizona Trains
(520) 327-4000
2420 North Treat Avenue
Tucson, AZ
 
HobbyTown USA
(520) 882-8888
3700 E Speedway
Tucson, AZ
 
Tucson Hobby Shop
(520) 326-8006
5525 E. Pima
Tucson, AZ
Store Type
Walk-in Store, Phone & Mail Order

"YOU ARE OPRAH" Igniting The Fires Of Greatness
(520) 230-3123
1755 N. Placita Tuberia
Tucson, 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

Copyright2010 Bird Watcher's Digest

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