Birds of the World

Fringillidae : Finches

Purple Finch

Carpodacus purpureus

Female - Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada - September 2011

Purple Finches breed in conifer forests, mixed woodlands, parks and gardens throughout most of Canada and northern USA.  Females are separated from the similar House Finch by their more boldly patterned head, stouter bill, and more distinctive breast streaking.