Purple Martin Sound Recordings San Luis Obispo CA

Local resource for purple martin sound recordings in San Luis Obispo, 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.

Poly Performance, Inc.
(805) 783-2060
870 Industrial Way
San Luis Obispo, CA
 
Hobby Headquarters, Inc.
(805) 462-2512
8645 El Camino Real
Atascadero, CA
 
Beachrail Lines
(805) 995-0145
71 South Ocean Avenue
Cayucos, CA
 
Story in Ink
(805) 619-7888
505 Orchard Rd
Nipomo, CA
Store Type
Tattoo & Piercing

PETCO
(805) 596-0836
271 Madonna Road
San Luis Obispo, 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

Laws Hobby Center
(805) 544-5518
855 Marsh
San Luis Obispo, CA
 
Central Coast Trains
(805) 466-1391
7600 El Camino Real #3
Atascadero, CA
 
Tom's Toys
(805) 541-2896
682 Higuera St
San Luis Obispo, CA

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Adorn Pets
(805) 460-6575
PO Box 1214
Templeton, CA

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PetSmart
(805) 544-0191
1530 Froom Ranch way
San Luis Obispo, CA
Hours
Monday - Friday: 9:00-9:00
Sunday: 10:00-6:00

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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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