Mostly images of birds found in our region of Northampton County, NC.
(Image above is Potecasi Creek at Burnt Bridges)

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Purple Finch

This male Purple Finch, Carpodacus purpureus, is a rare visitor to our yard.  At first glance one could easily confuse him with the male House Finch.  The big difference is the red coloring that goes down his back, where the House Finch is mostly brown.

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