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Purple Finch

 

Length: 5.5-6.25 inches Song: Chur-lee
Wingspan: 9.25-10.5 inches Behavior: meet in pairs in nesting season, male birds sing from open perch
Weight: 1.2 ounces Breeding: male dances to impress female, occasionally flapping his wings until he reaches a foot above the ground
Habitat: forest, forest edge, mountains, and bushes Population: dropping in the east
Migration: only northern birds migrate Feeders: Sunflower seeds
Appearance: brown mask, white eye line, white underparts; Male - Rosy head and neck, brown mask, red bum, white stomach.
Interesting Facts: The Purple Finch has some cousins named the Cassin's Finch and the House Finch

Compiled by Lindsey & Raja, Middletown Elementary School, Louisville, KY
Information from Birds of North America by Fred J Alsop III, DK Publishing, Inc., 2001

Photos - wikipedia.org, The Free Encyclopedia.

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Last Updated: February 28, 2012

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