Purple Martin Sound Recordings Bakersfield CA

Local resource for purple martin sound recordings in Bakersfield, CA. 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.

Doug's Hobbies
(661) 328-1234
2812 Chester Ave
Bakersfield, CA
 
B & F Train Shop
(661) 322-7955
1424 Baker Street
Bakersfield, CA
 
Full Throttle Hobbies
(661) 391-9635
33350 Lerdo Hwy
Bakersfield, CA
 
C E Hobbies
(661) 679-7909
3400 Buck Owens Blvd
Bakersfield, CA

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PetSmart
(661) 873-1092
2661 Oswell St
Bakersfield, CA
Hours
Monday - Friday: 9:00-9:00
Sunday: 10:00-6:00

T and T Hobby
(661) 323-7504
905 19th Street
Bakersfield, CA
 
Nothin' But Trains
(661) 397-7151
5620 District Boulevard Suite 101
Bakersfield, CA
 
Virginia Wilson Woodcrafts
3910 Ocean Breeze Ave
Bakersfield, CA

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PetSmart
(661) 834-1044
4100 Ming Ave
Bakersfield, CA
Hours
Monday - Friday: 9:00-9:00
Sunday: 10:00-6:00

PETCO
(661) 587-1097
8220 Rosedale Highway
Bakersfield, CA
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-8:00pm

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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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