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Purple Finch

Carpodacus purpureus


General: 5.5 to 6.5 inches in length. Male: Purple-red head, breast, back and rump. Off-white underparts. Brown wings and tail. Streaked back. White undertail coverts. Brownish conical bill. Short, forked tail. Immature males resemble females. Female: Brown overall. Brown crown and cheek patch contrasting with pale stripe behind its eye and a dark malar streak. Heavily brown and white streaked underparts.


Mixed coniferous woodland.

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1 Comment

Jake Taylor
Jake Taylor 8 years ago

Great pic

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Marlborough, Massachusetts, USA

Spotted on Mar 28, 2013
Submitted on Mar 30, 2013

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