Purple Finch

Haemorhous purpureus
Purple Finch specimens on display in the exhibit "Birds of D.C."

DC Information

Occurs from October to April: fairly common winter visitor; abundant spring migrant, less common in the autumn. The male is purplish red; the female and young are brown with dusky streaks.

Specimen Information

The bird on the left is a female; a male is on the right.

Distribution Map

distribution map for this species

Bird Vocalizations

Sound from xeno-canto. XC30888 Carpodacus purpureus (Purple Finch)

Sound from xeno-canto. XC70686 Carpodacus purpureus (Purple Finch)

Sound from xeno-canto. XC70945 Carpodacus purpureus (Purple Finch)

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