Purple Martin Sound Recordings Redding CA

Local resource for purple martin sound recordings in Redding, 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.

Redding RC & Hobby
(530) 241-2375
7400 Hwy 273 Suite A
Redding, CA
 
All Around RC & Hobbies
(530) 222-5679
1620 E Cypress Ave # 2
Redding, CA
 
Redding Rc And Hobby
(530) 241-2375
7400 State Highway 273 Ste A
Redding, CA

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PETCO
(530) 226-1200
1603 East Hilltop Drive
Redding, 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: 9:00am-7:00pm

Christina's Clean Canines
(530) 223-6558
1510 Hartnell Suite D
Redding, CA
 
Train Depot
(916) 243-1360
2334 Railroad Avenue
Redding, CA
 
Hobby Masters
(530) 365-6900
3737 Meadow View Dr.
Redding, CA
 
PetSmart
(530) 223-1890
1336 Hilltop Dr
Redding, CA
Hours
Monday - Friday: 9:00-9:00
Sunday: 10:00-6:00

Country Aire Pet Resort
(800) 338-8867
State Highway 299 E And Kern Dr
Redding, CA
 
Best Choice Grooming
(530) 221-0391
1510 Hartnell Ave
Redding, 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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