Purple Martin Sound Recordings West Chester PA

Local resource for purple martin sound recordings in West Chester, PA. 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.

HobbyTown USA
(610) 696-9049
The Marketplace At Westtown
West Chester, PA
 
The Mushroom Bowl
(610) 444-4221
960 West Cypress Street
Kennett Square, PA
 
Mitchell's Family Store
(302) 652-3258
2303 Concord Pike
Wilmington, DE
 
Simpson's Hobbies
(302) 654-5022
709 Foulk Rd.
Wilmington, DE
 
Mitchell''s Trains, Toys and Hobbies
(800) 726-2119
2303 Concord Pike
Wilmington, DE
Store Type
Walk-in Store, Phone & Mail Order

The Hobby Depot
(610) 725-8317
558 Lancaster Avenue
Malvern, PA
 
Train 99 Store #1
(610) 485-0880
PA Routes 491 & 261
Boothwyn, PA
 
Jerry Quinn Classic Trains & Toys
(610) 383-1931
1329 Blackhorse Hill Rd.
Coatesville, PA
Store Type
Walk-in Store, Online Store, Phone & Mail Order

Trains, Toys and Hobbies, Inc
(302) 478-7733
2907 Concord Pike, US Rte 202
Wilmington, DE
 
Nicholas Smith Trains
(610) 353-8585
2343 West Chester Pike
Broomall, PA
 

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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