Purple Martin Sound Recordings Tulsa OK

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Train and Toy House
(918) 742-6378
3302 South Peoria
Tulsa, OK
 
Action Hobbies
(918) 663-8998
4955 S Memorial Dr
Tulsa, OK
 
Discount Train & Model
(918) 495-1525
8988-X South Sheridan Road
Tulsa, OK
 
Challenger N Scale Hobbies
(918) 298-4800
8753 B South Lewis
Tulsa, OK
 
The RC Pit Stop
(918) 355-5510
5120 S 194th E. Ave
Broken Arrow, OK
 
Challenger N Scale Hobbies
(918) 749-1634
2230 East 56th Place
Tulsa, OK
 
Model Works
(918) 664-1800
12775 East 41st St.
Tulsa, OK
 
HobbyTown USA
(918) 307-2000
7166 S. Memorial
Tulsa, OK
 
S & S Hobbies and Crafts
(918) 251-0330
108 South Main Street
Broken Arrow, OK
 
Super T Investments
(918) 622-3626
6925 E Admiral Pl
Tulsa, OK

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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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