Purple Martin Sound Recordings Wausau WI

Local resource for purple martin sound recordings in Wausau, WI. 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.

Pope's Hobbyland
(715) 842-4371
640 S 3rd Ave
Wausau, WI
 
Hobby Connection
(715) 355-4100
503 S Grand Ave.
Rothschild, WI
Store Type
Walk-in Store, Phone & Mail Order

PETCO
(715) 359-3930
4440 Rib Mountain Drive
Wausau, WI
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

PetSmart
(715) 355-6159
3601 RIB MOUNTAIN DRIVE
WAUSAU, WI

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Hobby Horse Gift Shoppe
(715) 234-5723
2766 Pioneer Ave
Rice Lake, WI
 
The Hobby Connection
(715) 355-4100
503 S Grand Ave
Rothschild, WI
 
PetSmart
(715) 355-6159
3601 Rib Mountain Dr
Wausau, WI
Hours
Monday - Friday: 9:00-9:00
Sunday: 10:00-6:00

Roe Pet & Garden
(715) 845-5689
643 S 3rd Ave
Wausau, WI

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Tranquil Settings Garden Center
(715) 341-9907
1002 County Road X
Wausau, WI
 
Fondy Hobby Supply
(920) 923-6950
835 W Johnson St # 10
Fond Du Lac, WI
 
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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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