Purple Martin Sound Recordings Vancouver WA

Local resource for purple martin sound recordings in Vancouver, WA. 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.

Island Hobbies
(360) 891-5572
13503-C SE Mill Plain Blvd
Vancouver, WA
 
HobbyTown USA
(360) 823-0904
8720 NE Centerpointe Dr, Ste 219
Vancouver, WA
 
Hobbies Unlimited
(503) 287-4090
4503 North Interstate Avenue
Portland, OR
 
The Hobby Smith
(503) 284-1912
1809 NE 39th Avenue
Portland, OR
 
Vic's Hobby Supply
(503) 281-1032
606 NE Broadway
Portland, OR
 
A-Train Hobby
(360) 944-5403
13503 SE Mill Plain Boulevard #B6
Vancouver, WA
 
Ted's Hobbies Unlimited
(503) 287-4090
4503 N Interstate Ave
Portland, OR
 
Hobby Smith
(503) 284-1912
4148 NE Hancock St
Portland, OR
Store Type
Walk-in Store, Phone & Mail Order

Remote Control Hobbies Portland
(503) 477-8011
12412 Halsey St
Portland, OR
 
NWS Specialties Train Shop
(360) 834-3183
222 NE 4th Avenue
Camas, WA
 

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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