Purple Martin Sound Recordings El Monte CA

Local resource for purple martin sound recordings in El Monte, 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.

Burbanks House Of Hobbies
(818) 848-3674
911 S Victory Blvd
Burbank, CA
 
Tony & Addie Hobby Lobby
(818) 842-5062
3512 W Victory Blvd
Burbank, CA
 
Hypnotized
(626) 445-9112
400 S Baldwin Avenue Suite 459 U
Arcadia, CA
 
Tony's Hobbies
(626) 337-3000
925 Baldwin Park Blvd
Baldwin Park, CA
 
Xenon Project International
(408) 828-0916
550 S Glendora Ave # 103
West Covina, CA
 
Prestige Hobbies
(714) 821-8320
1238 S Beach Blvd
Anaheim, CA
 
Bad Dog Hobbies, Inc
(626) 237-0807
701 South San Gabriel Boulevard # B
San Gabriel, CA
 
Kenon Hobby
(626) 338-1818
13200 Brooks Drive Suite E
Baldwin Park, CA
 
Valley Hardware
(818) 359-2529
612 South Myrtle Avenue
Monrovia, CA
 
Matchbox Trains & Hobbies
(818) 282-6136
107 South Garfield
Alhambra, 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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