Purple Martin Sound Recordings York PA

Local resource for purple martin sound recordings in York, PA. 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.

White Rose Hobbies LL
(717) 505-8676
1501 Mount Rose Ave D8
York, PA
 
G & L Hobby Shop
(717) 843-2520
1706 West Market Street
York, PA
 
Bumps & Jumps RC Speedway
(717) 932-3000
643 Old York Rd
Etters, PA
 
Loretta's Main Line Trains
(717) 944-2336
Water & Union Streets
Middletown, PA
 
Smitty's Hobby & Craft
(717) 393-2521
1226 Millersville Pike
Lancaster, PA
 
Sweitzer's Hobby Depot
(717) 843-8321
935 E Market Street
York, PA
 
Kuhn Eurobahn Trains
(717) 426-2090
42 W. Market St.
Marietta, PA
Store Type
Walk-in Store, Phone & Mail Order

Pit Stop Hobbies
(717) 653-6222
262 West Main Street
Mount Joy, PA
 
Cool Trains Toys & Hobbies
(717) 898-7119
106 W Main St
Salunga, PA
 
Station Hobby Shop
(717) 774-7096
213 Ninth Street
New Cumberland, PA
 

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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