Purple Martin Sound Recordings Yakima WA

Local resource for purple martin sound recordings in Yakima, WA. 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.

Mike's Model Aircraft Supply
(509) 453-8238
505 N 20th Ave
Yakima, WA
 
The Clover Leaf
(509) 453-8959
4110 Main St.
Union Gap, WA
 
TQ Hobbies
(509) 698-6116
311 So 1st Street
Selah, WA
 
PETCO
(509) 457-1043
1201 East Washington Avenue
Union Gap, WA
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

Yakima Tropical Fish & Pet Vlg
(509) 452-3105
1507 Fruitvale Blvd
Yakima, WA

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Boxcar Hobbies
(509) 457-8590
6607 Oliver Drive
Yakima, WA
 
Clover Leaf
(509) 453-8959
4110 Main Street
Union Gap, WA
 
Don's Train Depot
(509) 877-2836
303 Southpark Drive
Wapato, WA
 
PetSmart
(509) 469-9933
1403 E Washington Ave
Union Gap, WA
Hours
Monday - Friday: 9:00-9:00
Sunday: 10:00-6:00

PetSmart
(509) 469-9933
1403 EAST WASHINGTON AVENUE
UNION GAP, WA

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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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