Purple Martin Sound Recordings Modesto CA

Local resource for purple martin sound recordings in Modesto, 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.

Modesto Hobby & Crafts
(209) 529-7310
1300 Sylvan Avenue Suite C-7
Modesto, CA
 
Hobbies, Arts & Crafts
(209) 847-8772
160 N Yosemite
Oakdale, CA
 
Square Roundhouse
(209) 668-4454
1488 Lander Ave
Turlock, CA

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PetSmart
(209) 574-0441
2100 Mc Henry Ave
Modesto, CA
Hours
Monday - Friday: 9:00-9:00
Sunday: 9:00-7:00

PETCO
(209) 863-1384
2341 Claribel Road
Riverbank, CA
Hours
Monday: 9:00am-9:00pm
Tuesday: 9:00am-9:00pm
Wednesday: 9:00am-9:00pm
Thursday: 9:00am-9:00pm
Friday: 9:00am-9:00pm
Saturday: 9:00am-9:00pm
Sunday: 10:00am-7:00pm

Modesto Hobby & Craft
(209) 529-7310
401 Bangs Ave Ste H
Modesto, CA
 
Square Roundhouse
(209) 668-4454
1468 Lander Avenue
Turlock, CA
 
PETCO
(209) 571-0488
2021 Evergreen Avenue
Modesto, CA
Hours
Monday: 9:00am-9:00pm
Tuesday: 9:00am-9:00pm
Wednesday: 9:00am-9:00pm
Thursday: 9:00am-9:00pm
Friday: 9:00am-9:00pm
Saturday: 9:00am-9:00pm
Sunday: 10:00am-7:00pm

PetSmart
(209) 543-9176
3900 Sisk Road
Modesto, CA
Hours
Monday - Friday: 9:00-9:00
Sunday: 9:00-7:00

PetSmart
(209) 823-5676
261 Spreckels Ave
Manteca, CA
Hours
Monday - Friday: 9:00-9:00
Sunday: 10:00-6:00

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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

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