Purple Finch

Purple Finch, sp. name: “Carpodacus purpureus”


Purple finches are large and chunky, with conical strong beak, larger in size than sparrow’s.

Males are delicate pink-red on the head and breast, mixed with brown on the back.

Females have no red, they are brownish in color and coarsely streaky below.

They are frequent visitors at feeders in urban areas inclusive.

My personal impression from my observing their behavior is that they are a bit aggressive with other birds at the feeder.

They have many similarities with the House Finch.

Purple Finch (Male)

Purple Finch (Female)

Purple Finches (Male and female)

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