Purple Martin Sound Recordings Irvine CA

Local resource for purple martin sound recordings in Irvine, 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
 
The Train Crossing
(714) 549-1596
1089 Baker Street # C
Costa Mesa, CA
 
Toys International
(714) 549-8919
3333 Bristol Street
Costa Mesa, CA
 
Gyro Hobbies
(949) 583-1775
23052 Lake Forrest Drive Ste C2
Laguna Hills, CA
 
Ultimate Hobbies
(714) 538-3111
1536 East Katella Ave.
Orange, CA
 
MD Planes/Nitro House
(800) 928-0304
7 Vanderbilt
Irvine, CA
 
Train Crossing
(714) 549-1596
1089-C Baker Street
Costa Mesa, CA
 
Ready Lift Suspension, Inc
(714) 862-2968
3201 W MacArthur Blvd
Santa Ana, CA
 
AirWild Hobbies
(949) 699-1059
23172 Alcalde Dr.
Laguna Hills, CA
 
Milepost 38 Model Trains, Inc.
(714) 970-3751
5757-B East LaPalma Ave.
Anaheim Hills, 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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