Purple Martin Sound Recordings Watertown NY

Local resource for purple martin sound recordings in Watertown, NY. 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.

1000 Island R/C Hobby Shop
(315) 785-6849
26252 N.Y. S Rt 3
Watertown, NY
 
Pet Zone
(518) 842-5908
1 Salmon Run Mall Rd.
Watertown, NY
 
Riverside Kennels
(315) 688-4125
3399 Deer River Rd.
Copenhagen, NY
 
Animal House Of Watertown
(315) 785-8913
1222 Arsenal St Ste 2
Watertown, NY

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Five Cedars
(315) 519-2606
218 Mill St
Theresa, NY
Products / Services
Vegetables

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North Country Hobbies
(315) 782-0524
607 Coffeen Street
Watertown, NY
 
PETCO
(315) 788-8706
21851 Towne Center Drive
Watertown, NY
Hours
Monday: 9:00am-9:00pm
Tuesday: 9:00am-9:00pm
Wednesday: 9:00am-9:00pm
Thursday: 9:00am-9:00pm
Friday: 9:00am-9:00pm
Saturday: 9:00am-9:00pm
Sunday: 10:00am-7:00pm

Docktor Pet Center
(315) 782-0631
21182 Salmon RN Loop W Ste 106
Watertown, NY

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Sonny's Garden Center
(315) 788-1130
25625 Industrial Blvd.
Watertown, NY
Products / Services
Groundcovers, Perennials, Plants, Shrubs, Trees

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Deluke's Garden Center, Florist, & Gift
(315) 686-4769
16738 May Irwin Rd.
Clayton, NY
Products / Services
Groundcovers, Perennials, Plants, Shrubs, Trees

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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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