Purple Martin Sound Recordings Wilmington NC

Local resource for purple martin sound recordings in Wilmington, NC. 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.

Warehouse 9.com
(910) 793-6711
814 South College Rd
Wilmington, NC
 
Alton Parker
(910) 392-3514
318 Golden Road
Wilmington, NC
 
Cape Fear Games
(910) 798-6006
3608 Oleander dr
wilmington, NC
Store Type
Game Store

PetSmart
(910) 452-4422
4715 New Centre Dr
Wilmington, NC
Hours
Monday - Friday: 9:00-9:00
Sunday: 10:00-6:00

Scotts Hill Pet Resort
(910) 686-1902
11201 US Highway 17
Wilmington, NC
 
Coastal Hobby & Raceway
(910) 343-1222
3936 Market Street
Wilmington, NC
 
Noni Bacca Winery and Homebrew Supply
(910) 397-7617
420 Eastwood Rd
Wilmington, NC
Store Type
Wine and Beer Homebrew Supply
Prices and/or Promotions
Will match or beat advertised prices

PETCO
(910) 799-2472
324 South College Road
Wilmington, NC
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

cape fear ferret rescue
(910) 392-3969
206 marsh hen drive
Wilmington , NC
 
Chi Fashionista
(252) 269-9248
3615 Sir Galahad Lane
Wilmington, NC
 

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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