Purple Martin Sound Recordings West Palm Beach FL

Local resource for purple martin sound recordings in West Palm Beach, FL. 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.

Jupiter Hobbies & Crafts
(561) 744-3800
1695 W Indiantown Rd
Jupiter, FL
 
3 G's Hobbies
(561) 683-3082
1379 North Military
West Palm Beach, FL
 
The Depot Hobby Shop
(561) 585-1982
518 W. Lantana Rd.
Lantana, FL
 
Depot Hobby Shop
(561) 585-1982
603 Ridge Road
Lantana, FL
 
Ready RC
(561) 935-0098
1700 Park Lane South #8
Jupiter, FL
 
Radio Controlled Revolution
(561) 684-2772
2275 Palm Beach Lake Blvd. Ste A
West Palm Beach, FL
 
Bashers RC Raceway
(561) 889-9386
10358 Riverside Dr Suite 100
Palm Beach Gardens, FL
 
G & C Hobbies
(561) 547-3812
1228 Hypoluxo Road
Lantana, FL
 
Overdrive RC, Inc
(561) 745-9752
18856 120th Terrace North
Jupiter, FL
 
Legend R/C and Hobbies
(561) 744-3800
1695 W Indiantown Road #5
Jupiter, FL
 

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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