Purple Martin Sound Recordings Worcester MA

Local resource for purple martin sound recordings in Worcester, MA. 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.

Hobbytime
(508) 832-0807
284 Southbridge St
Auburn, MA
 
Hobbytime
(508) 832-0807
317 Southbridge St.
Auburn, MA
 
Henry's Hobby House
(508) 835-6165
Inc. 67 West Boylston Street Unit #1
West Boylston, MA
 
Train Place Plus
(508) 393-2487
247 West Main Street
Northborough, MA
 
Spare Time Shop
(508) 481-5786
Rt. 20 East
Marlborough, MA
 
Master Hobbies
(508) 892-1440
565 Main Street
Cherry Valley, MA
 
Turn 4 Hobbies & More
(774) 261-8191
244 West Boylston St Suite 8
West Boylston, MA
 
Strictly Trains
(508) 393-8442
58 West Main Street
Northborough, MA
 
Jack's Trains
(508) 886-4394
Christmas Tree Lane
Rutland, MA
 
Scale Model Products
(508) 779-5056
63 Hudson Road Post Office Box 72
Bolton, MA
 

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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