Purple Martin Sound Recordings Concord CA

Local resource for purple martin sound recordings in Concord, 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.

Boss Robot Hobby
(510) 841-1680
2953 College Ave
Berkeley, CA
 
HobbyTown USA
(925) 685-3802
4420A Treat Blvd.
Concord, CA
 
Delta RC Raceway & Hobby
(925) 778-2965
1201 W 10th Street
Antioch, CA
 
Berkeley Ace Hardware
(510) 845-0410
2145 University Avenue
Berkeley, CA
 
Boss Robot Hobbies
(510) 841-1680
2953 College Ave
Berkeley, CA
 
Just Trains
(925) 685-6566
5650-H Imhoff Drive
Concord, CA
 
Hobby Depot
(510) 754-0829
640 West Second Street
Antioch, CA
 
Berkeley Hardware
(510) 845-0410
2145 University Avenue
Berkeley, CA
 
Lee's Trains
(510) 652-3980
3980 Piedmont Avenue
Oakland, CA
 
Kit & Caboodle
(510) 524-9924
550 El Cerrito Plaza
El Cerrito, 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

Copyright2010 Bird Watcher's Digest

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