Purple Martin Sound Recordings Roseville CA

Local resource for purple martin sound recordings in Roseville, 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.

Riverside Hobbies
(916) 455-3747
5141 Folsom Blvd
Sacramento, CA
 
Speed World Raceway
(916) 783-8864
90 Corp Yard Road
Roseville, CA
 
HobbyTown USA
(916) 315-8199
6761 Stanford Ranch Rd Ste A
Rocklin, CA
 
HobbyTown USA
(916) 984-6266
Broadstone Plaza
Folsom, CA
 
Bruce''s Train Shop
(916) 485-5288
2752 Marconi Ave.
Sacramento, CA
Store Type
Walk-in Store, Phone & Mail Order

Railroad Hobbies
(916) 782-6067
119 Vernon St.
Roseville, CA
 
Roseville Hardware Inc
(916) 782-8402
108 Harding Blvd, Ste. A
Roseville, CA
 
Fast Track Hobbies
(916) 725-1722
6831 Lonetree Blvd Ste E102
Rocklin CA, CA
 
California Model Trains
(916) 983-1881
316 South Lexington Drive
Folsom, CA
 
Iron Horse Hobbies
(916) 978-0693
3101 Fulton Avenue
Sacramento, 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

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