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Purple Finch

Haemorhous purpureus


The Purple Finch is the bird that Roger Tory Peterson famously described as a “sparrow dipped in raspberry juice.” For many of us, they’re irregular winter visitors to our feeders, although these chunky, big-beaked finches do breed in northern North America and the West Coast. Separating them from House Finches requires a careful look, but the reward is a delicately colored, cleaner version of that red finch. Look for them in forests, too, where you’re likely to hear their warbling song from the highest parts of the trees. (Cornell)

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Tom15 6 years ago

Thanks Maria and Caleb. The winter weather has gone, so I can get out with the camera again.

CalebSteindel 6 years ago

what an awesome spotting, tom! keep 'em coming!

Maria dB
Maria dB 6 years ago

Very nice series!

Tom15 6 years ago

Thanks James. This male came to my feeder and I was able to get up pretty close before it flew up into the trees.

James McNair
James McNair 6 years ago

Insane images Tom, you are a master with that camera.....beautiful

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Spotted on Apr 13, 2015
Submitted on Apr 17, 2015

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