Purple Martin Sound Recordings Palmdale CA

Local resource for purple martin sound recordings in Palmdale, 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.

Big Boys Toys
(805) 273-6229
2127 East Palmdale Boulevard
Palmdale, CA
 
Smith Bros
(661) 942-6984
1223 W. Ave. "I"
Lancaster, CA
 
Dr. J's Helicopter Shop
(661) 949-3586
1155 Auto Mall Drive
Lancaster, CA
 
PetSmart
(661) 533-9148
38147 47th St. E
Palmdale, CA
Hours
Monday - Friday: 9:00-9:00
Sunday: 10:00-6:00

PetSmart
(661) 947-8900
39523 S 10th St West
Palmdale, CA
Hours
Monday - Friday: 9:00-9:00
Sunday: 10:00-6:00

High Desert Hobbies
(661) 267-6877
790 W Ave Q
Palmdale, CA
 
Train Store
(805) 942-1005
44845 North Sierra Highway
Lancaster, CA
 
High Desert Hobbies
(661) 267-6877
790 W Avenue Q
Palmdale, CA

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PETCO
(661) 267-2447
39522 10th Street West Suite A
Palmdale, 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-8:00pm

High Country Feed & Pets
(661) 947-4552
1817 E Avenue Q
Palmdale, 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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