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House Finch or Purple FInch?

 
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Jun 07, 2012 21:13 |  #1

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Jun 07, 2012 21:17 |  #2

House Finches...the Purple Finch would have a reddish rasberry tint to the wings/back. Nice shots Chris.


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Jun 07, 2012 21:23 |  #3

Thanks, I thought they were House finches but someone at work kept telling me they were purple finches. I get to sit and watch them out my office window at work :) Of course my coworkers think I am nuts when they see me sneaking around outside with my camera :)


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Jun 07, 2012 21:26 |  #4

Beautiful Shots. Sharon is right, they are house finches.


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Jun 07, 2012 22:39 |  #5

Beautiful house finches Chris. With regards to your ofcmates, show them your work and they won't think that way :)


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Jun 08, 2012 07:46 |  #6

very pretty House Finches, the reds are very nice, must be good eats there!


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Jun 08, 2012 14:57 |  #7

Feather color, location, and strength(shade) can change on these birds depending on the time of year and the birds diet. Color can be deceiving on molting birds, or males just beginning to get the right nutrition for colorful feathers during breeding season.

The best physical trait to ID them with is their beak. (Their call is best trait overall.)
House Finches have a "Roman Nose" style beak. The upper mandible curves downward, evident in your photographs.
Purple Finches on the other hand, have a straight edge to their upper mandible. EXAMPLE (external link)

The second best method is their streaking on their breasts. Unlike color which is based on diet, the streaking is somewhat more permanent than color. It doesn't vary as much throughout the year.
House finches will have bold streaking on the lower half of their chests, and Purple Finches will have little to no streaking at all.


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Jun 08, 2012 16:28 |  #8

BirdBoy wrote in post #14551573 (external link)
Feather color, location and strength(shade) can change on these birds depending on the time of year and the birds diet. Color can be deceiving on molting birds, or males just beginning to get the right nutrition for colorful feathers during breeding season.

The best physical trait to ID them with is their beak. (Their call is best trait overall.)
House Finches have a "Roman Nose" style beak. The upper mandible curves downward evident in your photographs.
Purple Finches on the other hand, have a straight edge to their upper mandible. EXAMPLE (external link)

The second best method is their streaking on their breasts. Unlike color which is based on diet, the streaking is somewhat more permanent than color. It doesn't vary as much throughout the year.
House finches will have bold streaking on the lower half of their chests, and Purple Finches will have little to no streaking at all.

Very enlightening, thanks,


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Jun 08, 2012 21:17 |  #9

Nice shots, great information also.


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Jun 08, 2012 23:49 |  #10

BirdBoy wrote in post #14551573 (external link)
Feather color, location and strength(shade) can change on these birds depending on the time of year and the birds diet. Color can be deceiving on molting birds, or males just beginning to get the right nutrition for colorful feathers during breeding season.

The best physical trait to ID them with is their beak. (Their call is best trait overall.)
House Finches have a "Roman Nose" style beak. The upper mandible curves downward evident in your photographs.
Purple Finches on the other hand, have a straight edge to their upper mandible. EXAMPLE (external link)

The second best method is their streaking on their breasts. Unlike color which is based on diet, the streaking is somewhat more permanent than color. It doesn't vary as much throughout the year.
House finches will have bold streaking on the lower half of their chests, and Purple Finches will have little to no streaking at all.

Very interesting! Thanks for the info


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