Purple Finch

Other Names: none

Distribution: temperate forests of North America.

Purple Finch distribution range map

Description:

Size: 12-14 cm in length with a 22-24 cm wingspan.

Plumage: The distinctive dusky rose-red of the male extends from the uppersides to the breast and flanks, being brightest at the crown and rump. They are generally off-white below, with a mantle streaked with brown, and a brown wings and tail. Females hace a pronounced light stripe behind the eye, a dark stripe on the jaw, and a more heavily streaked breast. The beak and legs are pale and the eyes are black.

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Purple Finch

Purple Finch

Bill Shape
cone
long billed
Eats
commercial-mixed-bird-seed
fruit
millet
peanuts
suet
sunflower-seeds-hulled
Regions
alabama
alaska
alberta
arizona
arkansas
baja california
british columbia
california
colorado
connecticut
delaware
district of columbia
florida
georgia
idaho
illinois
indiana
iowa
kansas
kentucky
labrador
louisiana
maine
manitoba
maryland
massachusetts
michigan
minnesota
mississippi
missouri
montana
nebraska
nevada
new brunswick
new foundland
new hampshire
new jersey
new mexico
new york
north carolina
north dakota
northwest territories
nova scotia
nunavut
ohio
oklahoma
ontario
oregon
pennsylvania
quebec
rhodeisland
saskatchewan
south carolina
south dakota
tennessee
texas
utah
vermont
virginia
washington
west virginia
wisconsin
wyoming
yukon
Tail Shape
notched-tail
Wing Shape
rounded-wings
Action
walking
Behavior
jerks
soaring
Markings
head
Sounds
clear
Location
ground dwelling
Habitat
flats
Forests
Urban
Marshes
Color
purple-violet
brown
red
Body Shape
necklong
perching
Size
medium
small
Order
perching birds or songbirds - passeriformes
finches - fringillidae
Conservation Status
Least Concern
Bird Species