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Unusual Color for a Purple Finch?


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Folks,

Leland NC.  Taken today (3/15/21).  This coloring seems strange to me. The fifth photo is also from today and represents typical coloring.  All photographs were taken under the same lighting conditions.  I see numerous Purple Finch every day and this is a first.  Thoughts?

Thanks,

Lance

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4 hours ago, The Bird Nuts said:

Immature male Purple Finch.  It takes a year or two for them to get their full purple adult plumage.

Only a bit over a year -- hatched in, say, June, complete adult male plumage the following, say, the next August.

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