Purple Martin Sound Recordings Fullerton CA

Local resource for purple martin sound recordings in Fullerton, 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
 
Freight Yard
(714) 680-4791
930 East Orangethorpe Avenue Suite C
Anaheim, CA
 
Toy Train Shop
(714) 991-1040
1829 W. Lincoln Ave.
Anaheim, CA
Store Type
Walk-in Store, Online Store, Phone & Mail Order

Loy's Toys
(562) 944-1069
Post Office Box 32
La Mirada, CA
 
Al's Hobby Repair
(714) 535-2854
2168 West Broadway
Anaheim, CA
 
Gear Box Model,Inc
(714) 992-9185
2166 E Orangethorpe Ave
Fullerton, CA
 
Internet Trains
(714) 256-9401
197 Viking Ave
Brea, CA
 
RC Hobbies
(714) 441-2274
1070 South Cypress Unit H
La Habra, CA
 
Narrow Gauge Junction
(909) 861-4856
250 West Whittier
La Habra, CA
 
El Dorado Toys
(714) 827-0537
8725 On The Mall
Buena Park, 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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