Purple Martin Sound Recordings Oceanside CA

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(760) 721-1089
3375 Mission Ave # I
Oceanside, CA
 
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(760) 739-0672
2085 Montiel Road Suite 105
San Marcos, CA
 
Value Craft Inc.
(760) 747-9222
342 W. El Norte Pkwy
Escondido, CA
 
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(760) 721-1089
3549 Mission Ave
Oceanside, CA

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(760) 739-5888
358 W El Norte Pkwy Ste H
Escondido, CA

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(760) 295-9256
1580 S Melrose Drive Ste 101
Vista, CA
 
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(858) 205-9267
1452 Encinitas Blvd
Encinitas, CA
 
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(619) 489-5020
250F Crest Street
Escondido, CA
 
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(760) 739-0672
2085 Montiel Rd Ste 105
San Marcos, CA

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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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