Purple Martin Sound Recordings Valdosta GA

Local resource for purple martin sound recordings in Valdosta, GA. 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.

Valdosta Hobbies
(912) 244-2101
3998 Inner Perimeter Road
Valdosta, GA
 
Garden Railways & Train Shop
(912) 244-6410
1913 Baytree Pl
Valdosta, GA

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PetSmart
(229) 244-0856
1700 NORMAN DR., SUITE 200
VALDOSTA, GA

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Hahira Nursery Inc
(229) 794-2198
837 Union Rd
Hahira, GA

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Hobbytown Usa
(678) 965-4405
570 Lakeland Plz
Cumming, GA
 
Action World Hobby
(229) 247-4315
Valdosta Mall #1214
Valdosta, GA
 
PetSmart
(229) 244-0856
1700 Norman Dr Ste 200
Valdosta, GA
Hours
Monday - Friday: 9:00-9:00
Sunday: 10:00-6:00

Miller Ace Hardware
(229) 245-8054
3137 North Oak Street Extension
Valdosta, GA
Products / Services
Shrubs

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Hobby Lobby Creative Center
(678) 422-6445
1550 Southlake Pkwy
Morrow, GA
 
Ray's Heli Resource
(912) 764-3442
29 North Zetterower Ave
Statesboro, GA
 
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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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