Purple Martin Sound Recordings Downey CA

Local resource for purple martin sound recordings in Downey, 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.

Prestige Hobbies
(714) 821-8320
1238 S Beach Blvd
Anaheim, CA
 
World Trains
(213) 408-0404
8311 Rosecrans
Paramount, CA
 
eHobbies
(562) 921-7613
15401 Carmenita Rd
Santa Fe Springs, CA
 
Kamikaze Toys and Hobbies
(562) 483-4422
16749 Parkside Ave
Cerritos, CA
 
R Hobbies
(562) 777-9492
14269 Imperial Hwy
La Mirada, CA
 
Burbanks House Of Hobbies
(818) 848-3674
911 S Victory Blvd
Burbank, CA
 
Earles Hobby & Crafts
(562) 925-8314
16420 Bellflower Boulevard
Bellflower, CA
 
Hobby Warehouse
(562) 531-8383
4105 East South Street
Lakewood, CA
 
Loy's Toys
(562) 944-1069
Post Office Box 32
La Mirada, CA
 
eHobbies.com
877-eHobbies
14325 Alondra Blvd
La Mirada, CA
Store Type
Online, Walk-In, Phone & Mail Order

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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