Purple Martin Sound Recordings San Bernardino CA

Local resource for purple martin sound recordings in San Bernardino, 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.

Busy Bee Hobbies & Crafts
(714) 886-2669
461 West Highland Avenue
San Bernardino, CA
 
Helis Zone
(909) 381-8100
372 Orangeshow Lane
San Bernardino, CA
 
Go Hobbies, Inc.
(877) 529-2834
3386 Durahart Street
Riverside, CA
 
Little Folks Book & Toy Co.
(909) 337-5800
27177 Highway 189 # G
Blue Jay, CA
 
Pacific Coast Hobbies
(909) 341-0180
6667 Indiana Avenue Suite F
Riverside, CA
 
Busy Bee Hobby Shop
(909) 886-2669
461 W. Highland Ave
San Bernardino, CA
 
Evolution Sports
(909) 792-9898
490 Alabama Street
Redlands, CA
 
Addie's Attic
(909) 337-6771
28200 South State Highway 189 E110
Lake Arrowhead, CA
 
Funfly Hobby
(951) 686-3206
6950 Indiana Avenue, Ste 1
Riverside, CA
 
Discount Trains Online
(909) 351-4500
10000 Indiana Ave Suite 2
Riverside, 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

Copyright2010 Bird Watcher's Digest

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