Purple Martin Sound Recordings Huntington Beach CA

Local resource for purple martin sound recordings in Huntington Beach, 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
 
Morgan's Big Trains Emporium
(714) 892-3688
7390 Center Avenue
Huntington Beach, CA
 
Arnie''s Trains
(714) 893-1015
6452 Industry Way
Westminster, CA
Store Type
Walk-in Store, Online Store, Phone & Mail Order

Arnie's Trains
(714) 893-1015
6452 Industry Way "B"
Westminster, CA
 
Train Crossing
(714) 549-1596
1089-C Baker Street
Costa Mesa, CA
 
Combat Wings
(714) 969-1686
16691 Gothard St Unit M
Fountain Valley, CA
 
Rob's R/C Hobbies
(714) 372-3777
15071 Goldenwest Street
Huntington Beach, CA
 
R/C Depot Hobbies
(714) 892-4275
6427 Westminster Blvd
Westminster, CA
 
Ready Lift Suspension, Inc
(714) 862-2968
3201 W MacArthur Blvd
Santa Ana, CA
 
Toys International
(714) 549-8919
3333 Bristol Street
Costa Mesa, 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

Click here to read the rest of this article from birdwatchersdigest.com