Purple Martin Sound Recordings Stockton CA

Local resource for purple martin sound recordings in Stockton, 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.

Pacific Trains and Gifts
(209) 473-3410
5939 Pacific Avenue
Stockton, CA
 
Hobo Junction Model Railroading
(209) 466-2572
434 North California Street
Stockton, CA
 
Standard Hobbies
(209) 334-6229
1311 West Lockford Street
Lodi, CA
 
PetSmart
(209) 474-9748
10520 Trinity Pkwy
Stockton, CA
Hours
Monday - Friday: 9:00-9:00
Sunday: 9:00-7:00

PETCO
(209) 830-4476
2888 West Grant Line Road
Tracy, CA
Hours
Monday: 10:00am-9:00pm
Tuesday: 10:00am-9:00pm
Wednesday: 10:00am-9:00pm
Thursday: 10:00am-9:00pm
Friday: 10:00am-9:00pm
Saturday: 9:00am-9:00pm
Sunday: 10:00am-7:00pm

Delta Depot
(209) 473-3410
5939 Pacific Avenue
Stockton, CA
 
Roger's Railroad Junction
(209) 334-5623
105 S. Sacramento St.
Lodi, CA
 
PETCO
(209) 478-7726
5406 Pacific Avenue
Stockton, 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-7:00pm

PetSmart
(209) 823-5676
261 Spreckels Ave
Manteca, CA
Hours
Monday - Friday: 9:00-9:00
Sunday: 10:00-6:00

PetSmart
(209) 836-6080
2477 Naglee Rd
Tracy, CA
Hours
Monday - Friday: 9:00-9:00
Sunday: 9:00-7:00

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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