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Purple Finch
2008-05-16 12:55:05

The Purple Finch (Carpodacus purpureus), is a member of the Rosefinch family. Their breeding habitat is coniferous and mixed forest in Canada and the northeastern United States, as well as various wooded areas along the U.S. Pacific coast. They nest on a horizontal branch or in a fork of a tree. Birds from northern Canada migrate to the southern United States. Other birds are permanent...

Cassins Finch
2008-05-16 12:53:55

The Cassin's Finch (Carpodacus cassinii), is a species of finch of the Rosefinch genus. Their breeding habitat is coniferous forest in mountains of western North America as far south as northern New Mexico and Arizona. They are also found in Southern California near Baja California. They nest in a large conifer. They move to lower elevations in winter. Birds from Canada migrate south as far as...

House Finch
2008-05-16 12:52:14

The House Finch (Carpodacus mexicanus), is a species of finch of the Rosefinch genus. Originally only a resident of Mexico and the southwestern United States, they were introduced to eastern North America in the 1940s. These birds are mainly permanent residents, though some eastern birds migrate south. Their breeding habitat is urban and suburban areas in the East as well as various semi-open...

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