Purple Martin Sound Recordings San Jose CA

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Diecastmoto Hobbies & Collectibles
(408) 451-9707
1590 Berryessa Rd
San Jose, CA
California Hobbies LLC
(408) 448-1449
1702 Meridian Ave
San Jose, CA
Slot Car Unlimited & Hobby
(408) 377-3771
14918 Camden Ave.
San Jose, CA
D&J Hobbies & Crafts
(408) 379-1696
96 San Tomas Aquino Rd.
Campbell, CA
Store Type
Walk-in Store, Phone & Mail Order

Train Shop
(408) 296-1050
1829 Pruneridge Avenue
Santa Clara, CA
Hobby World
(408) 873-2109
6148 Bollinger Rd
San Jose, CA
Helicopter World
(408) 942-9521
1740 C Junction Ave.
San Jose, CA
D & J Hobby
(408) 379-1696
96 N. San Tomas Aquino Rd.
Campbell, CA
Sheldon's Hobbies
(408) 943-0220
2130 Trade Zone
San Jose, CA
Aero Micro
(408) 496-6699
2090 Duane Avenue
Santa Clara, 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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