Purple Finch


(Haemorhous purpureus - formerly Carpodacus purpureus)

Purple Finch is the state bird of New Hampshire. It should not be confused with the more common House Finch, which has streaking underneath, lacks the red color in the wings, and has a far more widespread range. The female is brown, with coarse streaking underneath, and shows no red at all.


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