Purple Martin Sound Recordings Visalia CA

Local resource for purple martin sound recordings in Visalia, 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.

Hobby Center
(559) 584-1161
207 N. Douty
Hanford, CA
 
PETCO
(559) 733-5646
3444 South Mooney Boulevard
Visalia, 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
(559) 587-0286
288 N 12th Ave
Hanford, CA
Hours
Monday - Friday: 9:00-9:00
Sunday: 10:00-7:00

PetSmart
(559) 625-0299
4240 SOUTH MOONEY BLVD
VISALIA, CA

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Visalia Pet Fair
(559) 625-2288
3837 W Caldwell Ave
Visalia, CA
 
BioWorld Products
(800) 882-0225
8244 W Hillsdale Ct
Visalia, CA

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PetSmart
(559) 625-0299
4240 S Mooney Blvd
Visalia, CA
Hours
Monday - Friday: 9:00-9:00
Sunday: 9:00-7:00

Country Feed
(559) 741-9313
32724 Road 124
Visalia, CA
 
Pet Envy Grooming & Boutique
(559) 741-1442
5143 West Goshen Ave
Visalia, CA
 
Pacific Treasures & Gourmet
(559) 733-0213
219 W Main St
Visalia, 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

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