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This is a Purple Finch. Note the extensive rasberry color on the head, back, and wings and lack of bold brown streaking on the flanks. House Finches would have even stouter beaks.

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3 minutes ago, akandula said:

This is a Purple Finch. Note the extensive rasberry color on the head, back, and wings and lack of bold brown streaking on the flanks. House Finches would have even stouter beaks.

Seconded.

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I'm adding a photo I think is a male and female purple finch

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Yes, male and female-type Purple Finches.  Young males still have the female-like plumage early in the year, so I don't think we can definitively call it a female.

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This is a Purple Finch. Note the extensive rasberry color on the head, back, and wings and lack of bold brown streaking on the flanks. House Finches would have even stouter beaks.

Thanks for the correction, @akandula.

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1 hour ago, akandula said:

This is a Purple Finch. Note the extensive rasberry color on the head, back, and wings and lack of bold brown streaking on the flanks. House Finches would have even stouter beaks.

 

1 hour ago, The Bird Nuts said:

Seconded.

Agreed.

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2 hours ago, The Bird Nuts said:

Yes, male and female-type Purple Finches.  Young males still have the female-like plumage early in the year, so I don't think we can definitively call it a female.

Is it too early in the season for there to be newly fledged birds in Oregon?

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5 minutes ago, Charlie Spencer said:

Is it too early in the season for there to be newly fledged birds in Oregon?

Male Purple Finches don't get their adult plumage until their second year.

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2 hours ago, The Bird Nuts said:

Male Purple Finches don't get their adult plumage until their second year.

Unlike male House Finches which already got their adult plumage.

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32 minutes ago, akandula said:

Unlike male House Finches which already got their adult plumage.

A-ha.  There's where I got in trouble.

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6 hours ago, The Bird Nuts said:

Male Purple Finches don't get their adult plumage until their second year.

Correct to a point. Females also don't achieve "adult plumage" until their second year, but it doesn't look much different.

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7 minutes ago, Tony Leukering said:

Correct to a point. Females also don't achieve "adult plumage" until their second year, but it doesn't look much different.

Thanks.  I assumed so, but I was trying to avoid calling it purple plumage.  For some reason it really bothers me to use the word purple to describe that color!

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50 minutes ago, The Bird Nuts said:

Thanks.  I assumed so, but I was trying to avoid calling it purple plumage.  For some reason it really bothers me to use the word purple to describe that color!

I agree, it's definitely not purple. I don't see why we can't change the name to Cabernet Finch. :classic_tongue:

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3 hours ago, HamRHead said:

I agree, it's definitely not purple. I don't see why we can't change the name to Cabernet Finch. :classic_tongue:

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