Purple Martin Sound Recordings Daly City CA

Local resource for purple martin sound recordings in Daly City, 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.

Gator Games & Hobby
(650) 571-7529
4212 Olympic Ave
San Mateo, CA
 
Franciscan Hobbies
(415) 584-3919
1920-A Ocean Ave
San Francisco, CA
 
Chan's Trains & Kits
(415) 885-2899
2450 Van Ness Avenue
San Francisco, CA
 
Trackside Trains
(650) 692-9724
1675 Rollins Road #B-1
Burlingame, CA
 
Talbot's Hobbies
(415) 342-0126
445 South B Street
San Mateo, CA
 
Boss Robot Hobby
(510) 841-1680
2953 College Ave
Berkeley, CA
 
Japantown Hobby
(415) 563-2970
1581 Webster St. # 116B
San Francisco, CA
 
Chan's Trains & Hobbies
(415) 885-2899
2450 Van Ness Ave.
San Francisco, CA
 
A Toy Train Depot
(510) 444-8724
681 4th Street
Oakland, CA
 
John's Junction Model Trains
(510) 893-3370
664 Fourth Street
Oakland, 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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