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Old Wednesday 15th March 2006, 20:22   #1
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Purple or house finch?

Is this a purple finch or house finch? There are two distinct color variations that come to my feeder - this is the one that's more purple (so I guess it is purple finch?). The other one has red head and chest, but lacks the pinkish wash over the rest of the body - would that be the house finch? Thanks!
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Old Wednesday 15th March 2006, 20:29   #2
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Is this a purple finch or house finch? There are two distinct color variations that come to my feeder - this is the one that's more purple (so I guess it is purple finch?). The other one has red head and chest, but lacks the pinkish wash over the rest of the body - would that be the house finch? Thanks!

That's a purple finch.
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Old Wednesday 15th March 2006, 20:30   #3
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Purple Finch.
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Definately a Purple Finch. At the risk of getting blasted on here again I've always used a simple little rule to tell the two apart. My rule is if you have to ask, it's a House Finch. Of course you asked and it is a Purple Finch so I guess it blows my little theory out of the water.:)
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