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Purple Finch
(Haemorhous purpureus)

Purple Finch
Photo © Mike Danzenbaker
Purple Finch Information

 5.5 - 6.25"

 Coniferous or mixed woodlands, forest edges, residential areas with trees and shrubs. Prefers habitat with coniferous trees. In winter, habitat expands to include shrubby fields and other semi-open areas.

Diet:  Weed seeds and grass seeds; buds, blossoms, and seeds of trees; insects; wild fruits and berries.
Identification tips for the Purple Finch
Songs and calls of the Purple Finch
Range Maps:
(Click map to enlarge.)
Purple Finch Breeding Map Purple Finch Winter Map      USGS
Breeding Map          Winter Map (CBC)     
Additional photos and information:

Audubon Field Guide
Habitat, diet, feeding behavior, nesting, migration, and conservation status of this bird. Includes range map, photos, and songs and calls.

Don DesJardin's Bird Photos
Photo of female Purple Finch.
  More Winter Feeder Birds     



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