Purple Martin Sound Recordings Burbank CA

Local resource for purple martin sound recordings in Burbank, 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.

Tony & Addie Hobby Lobby
(818) 842-5062
3512 W Victory Blvd
Burbank, CA
 
Gizmo's Hobby
(818) 842-8200
2010 W. Burbank Blvd.
Burbank, CA
 
Burbank's House of Hobbies
(818) 848-3674
911 South Victory Boulevard
Burbank, CA
 
The Train Shack, Inc
(818) 842-3330
1030 N. Hollywood Way
Burbank, CA
 
Burbank's House of Hobbies
(818) 848-3674
911 S Victory Blvd
Burbank, CA
 
Burbanks House Of Hobbies
(818) 848-3674
911 S Victory Blvd
Burbank, CA
 
Mission Models
(818) 842-1885
2312 A Magnolia Blvd
Burbank, CA
 
Train Shack
(818) 842-3330
1030 North Hollywood Way
Burbank, CA
 
Burbanks House of Hobbies
(818) 848-3674
911 S. Victory
Burbank, CA
Store Type
Walk-in Store, Phone & Mail Order

Victory Station Toy Store
(818) 842-4503
207 South Victory Boulevard
Burbank, CA
 

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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