Purple Martin Sound Recordings Williamsburg VA

Local resource for purple martin sound recordings in Williamsburg, VA. 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.

Circus Train
(757) 220-9321
Ltd. 240 McLaws Circle
Williamsburg, VA
 
R C Pro Racing
(804) 642-1114
7094 Hayes Shopping Ct
Hayes, VA
 
B & M Hobbies
(757) 867-6669
100 Elm Lake Way
Yorktown, VA
 
Denbigh Hobby Ctr
(757) 874-5708
14351 Warwick Blvd
Newport News, VA

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PetSmart
(757) 259-1630
4900 Monticello Ave
Williamsburg, VA
Hours
Monday - Friday: 9:00-9:00
Sunday: 9:00-7:00

Norge Station
(804) 564-7623
7405 Richmond Road
Williamsburg, VA
 
HobbyTown USA
(757) 890-4515
Denbigh Crossing
Newport News, VA
 
Collector-Corner.com
(757) 773-1450
2 Tillerson Drive
Newport News, VA
 
Grafton Fishing and Hunting Supply
(757) 890-2100
6429 George Washington Mem. Hwy
yorktown, VA
Store Type
Fishing and Hunting supplies

PETCO
(757) 564-3560
6610-H Mooretown Road
York County, VA
Hours
Monday: 10:00am-8:00pm
Tuesday: 10:00am-8:00pm
Wednesday: 10:00am-8:00pm
Thursday: 10:00am-8:00pm
Friday: 10:00am-8:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am-8:00pm
Sunday: 10:00am-7:00pm

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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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