Watch the Glimpse of Tiny Reddish Purple Finch

Reddish Purple Finch

If a toddler has identified something as a bird then we can say it would be a finch. Finches are the most commonly seen birds. There are several subspecies of the finch family and the Purple Finch is one of them.

However purple finches are most likely to be found in the northern hemisphere, Africa and South America. Purple Finches, scientifically named Haemorhous Purpureus, are the cutest bird in the Fringillidae (Finch) Family. 

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They have robust conical beaks and short notched tails. Male Reddish Purple finches are raspberry red on the head, breast, back, and rump. 

Adult Female Finches have light brown upper parts and white underparts with brown streaks instead of red. Their prominent facial features are a white strip on the face above the eye and a dark brown stripe alongside the throat.

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Purple finches breed in the coniferous and mixed forest in Canada and the northeastern United States. They are most likely to be seen in wooded areas. 

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Reddish Purple Finch

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This little finch has an enchanting combination of raspberry red and purple. It is a sight to behold for any bird enthusiast.

It has two subspecies; one is found in the East and the other along the Pacific coast.

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Lets’ differentiate between the Male and Female Purple Finch.

Reddish Purple Finch male and female

Female purple finches utterly lack red and purple hints on feathers, In fact, they have dark brown streaking feathers with a whitish bottom. You can see them frequently visiting the backyard feeders. 

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Purple finches nest on a horizontal branch or in a tree fork. 

They avoid heavily populated urban areas and like to nest in mixed forest areas. Sometimes they are also found in rural residential areas for food.

Reddish Purple Finch nest

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Introduce yourself with its nest.

They make open cup nests with rootlets, twigs, and weeds and finely line with grass, hair, and moss. 

You’d be surprised to know the reason for the decline in their population.

The population of the purple finch has decreased in the East due to the Housefinch. Most of the time these two species come into conflict and the house finch defeats the purple finch. 

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Diet habits of Purple finch.

Purple finch forage in trees, bushes, and ground vegetation too. Most often they eat seeds, berries, and insects but they love to eat sunflower seeds, thistle, and millet. 

Reddish Purple Finch

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Raspberry Red Birdy.

The subspecies found in the Pacific is less colorful than the one in the east. A large number of purple finches move during different seasons.

The pleasant song of the bird.

They sing highly cheerful and pleasant songs which consist of a series of whistles. 

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You’re absolutely lucky if you spot this cute little bird or listen to its song. Maybe a feeder in your backyard can make it happen. You can share this article with your loved ones to introduce them to this pretty bird.

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