Purple Martin Sound Recordings Vero Beach FL

Local resource for purple martin sound recordings in Vero Beach, FL. 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.

Riverside Hobbies
(772) 581-4778
Sebastian Plaza, Unit 7
Sebastian, FL
 
South Florida Hobby, Inc.
(772) 465-9441
2931 South US HWY 1
Fort Pierce, FL
 
PetSmart
(772) 562-2234
6590 20th Street
Vero Beach, FL
Hours
Monday - Friday: 9:00-9:00
Sunday: 10:00-6:00

Bark Avenue Pet Specialties
(772) 388-3066
433 Sebastian Blvd
Sebastian, FL

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Sunrise Tractor & Equipment
(772) 466-4555
C/o Tom Kindred
Fort Pierce, FL

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Train Shop
(561) 464-8411
4984 South 25th Street
Fort Pierce, FL
 
HealthyPetFoodUSA.com
(772) 766-2921
2234
Vero Beach, FL

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PETCO
(772) 770-4180
5975 20th Street
Vero Beach, FL
Hours
Monday: 10:00am-9:00pm
Tuesday: 10:00am-9:00pm
Wednesday: 10:00am-9:00pm
Thursday: 10:00am-9:00pm
Friday: 10:00am-9:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am-9:00pm
Sunday: 10:00am-7:00pm

Orchid Island Botanicals
(772) 562-2280
7040 Us Highway 1
Vero Beach, FL
Products / Services
Garden Centers / Nurseries

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South East Irrigation
(772) 569-5033
815 10th Ct SW
Vero Beach, FL

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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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