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house finch or purple finch?

 
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Jan 05, 2015 14:30 |  #1

not sure which these were as they braved the ten below zero temperatures to enjoy some breakfast at dawn...

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Jan 05, 2015 15:05 |  #2

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Jan 05, 2015 15:23 |  #3

2n10 wrote in post #17367643 (external link)
House finches

thanks, John

I mix these up with purple finches so thanks for the clarification

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Jan 05, 2015 18:49 |  #4

I like this shot - nice capture.


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Jan 05, 2015 19:21 |  #5

They are cool, now just figure a way to clone out the feeder lol


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Jan 05, 2015 19:57 as a reply to  @ jimmy_racoon's post |  #6

Purple Finch males have more red overall and including on the back, mush less body striping and the beak does not have a curved culmen, the mouth line.


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Jan 06, 2015 07:24 |  #7

thanks FPP & Jeff, as well

never really noticed these fellows before, but am amazed at their ability to withstand cold

tough little guys for sure!

my guess is these are the same species:

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