Purple Finch – 6/25/11

Observer: Josh Simons

Observation Date: 6/25/11

Observation Time: 1:00 p.m.

Observation Location: Moose Hill area

Common Name: Purple Finch

Scientific Name: Carpodacus purpureus

Comments: Probably decreased in Northeast in late 19th century after introduction of House Sparrow. In recent decades has declined further in that area, possibly owing to competition with House Finch.

More Information: audubon.org or All About Birds

Purple Finch