Purple Martin Sound Recordings Tupelo MS

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Conductor's Choice Model Trains
(228) 842-5465
189 East Main Street
Verona, MS
 
Whole Dog University, LLC
(662) 231-7432
119 Stanford Dr., #16B
Saltillo, MS
Products
Professional Dog Training Services

County Line Nursery
(662) 369-0256
20384 County Line Road
Okolona, MS
Products / Services
Perennials, Plants

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Conductor's Choice Model Trains
(228) 842-5465
189 East Main Street
Verona, MS
 
Humming Bird Model Trains
(228) 864-4877
P.O. Box 326
Gulfport, MS
Store Type
Phone, Fax & Mail Order

PetSmart
(662) 842-6783
1074 Cross Creek Dr
Saltillo, MS
Hours
Monday - Friday: 9:00-9:00
Sunday: 10:00-6:00

PetSmart
(662) 842-6783
1040 CROSS CREEK DRIVE
SALTILLO, MS

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Davis Sod
(662) 488-9972
641 Q T Todd Dr
Pontotoc, MS

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Emporium
(228) 432-1326
136 Rue Magnolia
Biloxi, MS
 
Hummingbird Model Trains
(228) 864-4877
c/o Todd Stennis
Gulfport, MS
 
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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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