Purple Martin Sound Recordings Van Nuys CA

Local resource for purple martin sound recordings in Van Nuys, 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.

Tony & Addie Hobby Lobby
(818) 842-5062
3512 W Victory Blvd
Burbank, CA
 
San-Val Discount
(818) 786-8274
Inc. 7444 Valjean Avenue
Van Nuys, CA
 
Heli Hobby
(818) 348-4354
17721 Vanowen Street
Reseda, CA
 
E Hobby House
(818) 609-1968
17721 Van Owen Street
Reseda, CA
 
Classic Hobbies & Toys
(818) 993-5665
9038 Tampa Avenue
Northridge, CA
 
Burbanks House Of Hobbies
(818) 848-3674
911 S Victory Blvd
Burbank, CA
 
Hobby House
(818) 609-1968
17721 Vanowen Street
Reseda, CA
 
The RoundHouse
(818) 769-0403
12804 Victory Blvd.
North Hollywood, CA
 
Roundhouse Train Store
(818) 769-0403
12804 Victory Boulevard
North Hollywood, CA
 
Smith Bros.
(818) 885-8636
8941 Reseda Blvd.
Northridge, 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

Copyright2010 Bird Watcher's Digest

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