Purple Martin Sound Recordings West Jordan UT

Local resource for purple martin sound recordings in West Jordan, UT. 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.

Mac's #102
(801) 566-9009
7046 South Redwood Road
West Jordan, UT
 
West Valley Hobbies
(801) 964-1700
1765 West 5400 South
Salt Lake City, UT
 
M.R.S. Hobby Shop
(801) 572-6082
9860 South 700 East #10
Sandy, UT
 
R/C Planet
(866) 787-5487
9623 S 500 West
Sandy, UT
 
Hammond Hobbies & Toys
(801) 278-0157
Cottonwood Mall 4835 Highland Drive 2nd Floor
Salt Lake City, UT
 
Some Dude's Hobby Shop
(801) 233-6565
7664 S. Redwood Rd.
West Jordan, UT
 
Model Railroad Station Hobby Shop
(801) 572-6082
9425 S Union Square
Sandy, UT
 
Mac's #103
(801) 572-1188
725 East 10600 South
Sandy, UT
 
Great Escape Hobbies
(801) 966-7785
1773 West 4160 South
Salt Lake City, UT
 
Intermountain R/C Raceway
(801) 250-8303
8481 West 2700 South
Magna, UT
 

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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