April 27, 2013

A Pair of Purple Finches

Carpodacus purpureus
I'm fairly sure these are purple finches. The adjectives red and purple seem to be interchangeable in names; the purple finch is raspberry-red, the redbud is purple-pink.

The male is the colorful one. Like most female birds, the female is a dull color to help her hide from predators.


  1. either purple finches or house finches. they look very similar. :)

  2. Cute little birds. They look like they posed just for you.


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