Purple Martin Sound Recordings Warren MI

Local resource for purple martin sound recordings in Warren, MI. 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.

Prop Shop Hobbies
(810) 757-7160
23326 Van Dyke
Warren, MI
 
Young's Garden Mart
(313) 573-0230
27825 Ryan Road
Warren, MI
 
P&D Hobby Shop
(586) 296-6116
31280 Groesbeck
Fraser, MI
 
Whistle Stop Hobby & Toy Inc.
(810) 771-6770
21714 Harper Avenue
St. Clair Shores, MI
 
Whistle Stop Hobby & Toy
(586) 771-6770
21714 Harper Avenue
St. Clair Shores, MI
Store Type
Walk-in store + online sales

Prop Shop
(586) 757-7160
23326 Van Dyke
Warren, MI
 
MSI Racing and Hobbies LLC
(586) 552-4425
29925 Groesbeck Hwy
Roseville, MI
 
P & D Hobby Shop
(810) 296-6116
31902 Groesbeck Highway
Fraser, MI
 
Rider's Hobby Shop
(248) 589-8111
32115 John R. Road
Madison Heights, MI
 
P&G Hobbies
(313) 264-0060
3975 17 Mile
Sterling Heights, MI
 

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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