Purple Finch

Despite the name Purple Finch, the male of the species has more of a raspberry coloring than purple on its upper body. The female Purple Finch does not have the purple coloring, having a color that is more able to blend into the environment when she is nesting.

During the winter, a Purple Finch can often be spotted at bird feeders among the throngs attempting to get nourishment when blossoms, fruits and insects are not available.

 
Facts
Food Preferences

Food Preferences of the Purple Finch

A Purple Finch will feed on fruit seeds and flowering buds and blossoms. This species is also known to eat insects.

 

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