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purple finch - male

Haemorhous purpureus

Description:

Adults have a short forked brown tail and brown wings and are about 15 cm (4 in) in length and weigh 34 g (1.2 oz).[4] Adult males are raspberry red on the head, breast, back and rump; their back is streaked. Adult females have light brown upperparts and white underparts with dark brown streaks throughout; they have a white line on the face above the eye

Habitat:

Their breeding habitat is coniferous and mixed forest in Canada and the northeastern United States, as well as various wooded areas along the U.S. Pacific coast. They nest on a horizontal branch or in a fork of a tree

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JuneMita
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JuneMita

Connecticut, USA

Spotted on Oct 2, 2012
Submitted on Oct 3, 2012

Spotted for Mission

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