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I really hesitate to question akundula but the female purple finch I have seen have a much more precise white eyebrow  plus the house finch has a notched tail. not sure if the tail on the picture is notched or just shadowed...but I would have said house finch

Plus the breast streaking looks more like the house ....checked Cornell 

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2 minutes ago, jcarscadden said:

I really hesitate to question akundula but the female purple finch I have seen have a much more precise white eyebrow  plus the house finch has a notched tail. not sure if the tail on the picture is notched or just shadowed...but I would have said house finch

It might be a messy juvenile Purple, which can explain why it doesn't have a crisper white eyebrow. Both Purple and House Finches have notched tails.

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