Purple Martin Sound Recordings Hayward CA

Local resource for purple martin sound recordings in Hayward, 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
 
Custom Street Toyz
(510) 785-4805
25710 Industrial Blvd
Hayward, CA
 
Family Hobby
(510) 895-1530
14288 East 14th Street
San Leandro, CA
 
Hobbies Unlimited
(510) 351-7112
937 Manor Blvd.
San Leandro, CA
 
Kennedy's Train Shop
(510) 796-3372
35201 Newark Boulevard
Newark, CA
 
Boss Robot Hobby
(510) 841-1680
2953 College Ave
Berkeley, CA
 
Hobbies Unlimited
(510) 278-1150
17950 Hesperian Boulevard
San Lorenzo, CA
 
Nor-Cal Hobbies
(510) 324-5700
30600 Union City Blvd
Union City, CA
 
Scenario Game & Hoby Shoppe
(510) 792-9333
37120 Fremont Boulevard
Fremont, CA
 
Low Price Hobbies
(510) 793-8585
37300 Cedar Blvd. Suite D
Newark, 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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