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Purple Finch

Posted by Russ Ergen on April 30, 2014 at 9:18 pm
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Female Purple Finch taken in my backyard in St Cloud MN

  • John Harris

    Nice photo! It would be good to post a photo of female Purple Finch of the western subspecies, californicus, which is illustrated in the 6th ed. Nat Geo guide. Some field guides only illustrate the eastern form. Californicus has blurrier streaking and a less distinct face pattern. It also (at least to me) seems to have an olive cast to the back