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Sorry, both are House Finches.  Both have very curved culmens, the male's color is too red for a Purple Finch and the color doesn't reach the cheek and wingbar, and the female/immature has no white on the face, ruling out Purple.

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I can say it but it will not do any good.

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FYI, you should expect Purple only in winter. They won't be in Oklahoma in the Summer.

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9 hours ago, Kevin said:

I can say it but it will not do any good.

Beat me to it.

@HAPPYL!FE, for comparison:

https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/House_Finch

https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Purple_Finch

Basically, the Purples have color over more of their bodies.  House Finches are usually red (although they can vary through orange and into yellow!); Purples are always a color often described as 'raspberry'.  The facial markings on Purples are more distinct.  As @Liam noted, Purples don't get down your way this time of year, and they're not even reliable winter visitors. 

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1 hour ago, Tony Leukering said:

eBird bar charts for

State of Oklahoma

County of Oklahoma

The charts open with the Frequency tab open. You can click on the "What is Frequency" link in the bottom left if you care to know eBird's definition of such, which is important.

Along with AllAboutBirds, I should link eBird more often.

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