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Purple Finch

Carpodacus purpureus (Gmelin, 1789)

Habitat:

Urban

Notes:

This nest was built in my Boston Fern on my front porch. It wasn't a very good choice for momma, but the clutch did hatch.

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7 Comments

Thanks for the comments!

MayraSpringmann
MayraSpringmann 9 years ago

Wow!!! Great capture!

SushilBarai
SushilBarai 9 years ago

i like

No, sadly, they did not. My guess is that the nest wasn't well secured and the mother was inexperienced. I found the babies in the deeper parts of the fern and the nest tipped. I guess they didn't stay warm enough, or the mother abandoned them. They were beautiful, though.

Maria dB
Maria dB 9 years ago

and did they survive?

alicelongmartin
alicelongmartin 9 years ago

What a beautiful pink throat lined with yellow!

KarenL
KarenL 9 years ago

Feed me! Feed meeeee!!!!

Missouri, USA

Spotted on May 1, 2011
Submitted on Feb 4, 2012

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