Purple Martin Sound Recordings Tuscaloosa AL

Local resource for purple martin sound recordings in Tuscaloosa, AL. 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.

Mac Hobbies
(205) 247-5555
6509 Highway 69 South
Tuscaloosa, AL
 
Pet Supplies Plus
(205) 345-1212
2600 Mcfarland Blvd E
Tuscaloosa, AL

Data Provided By:
Ramey Veterinary Hospital
(205) 556-2626
1009 37th E
Tuscaloosa, AL
 
Pet Supplies Plus
(205) 345-1212
2600 Mcfarland Blvd E
Tuscaloosa, AL
 
Wild Birds Unlimited
(205) 366-0309
312 Merchants Walk
Tuscaloosa, AL
 
Bryant Drive Animal Hospital
(205) 758-5520
2211 Paul W Bryant Dr
Tuscaloosa, AL
 
Happy Dog Grooming
(205) 752-2606
514 Bear Creek Rd
Tuscaloosa, AL
 
Tranquill Hedgies
(415) 246-5100
East Lake
Tuscaloosa, AL
Products
African Pygmy Hedgehogs

Indian Hills Animal Clinic & Pet Hotel
(205) 345-1231
200 McFarland Cir N
Tuscaloosa, AL
 
Suburban Farms Inc
(205) 339-2688
4950 5th Avenue North Cliff Dr
Northport, AL

Data Provided By:
Data Provided By:

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

Click here to read the rest of this article from birdwatchersdigest.com