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.
- Food Preferences
Nesting Habits of the Purple Finch
The cup-shaped nest of the Purple Finch is composed of small sticks and a soft lining of grass and hair. The female Purple Finch generally lays about 4 light blue speckled eggs.
After an incubation period of about 13 days, the eggs hatch. The Purple Finch babies will be ready to fledge in about two weeks after hatching.
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