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Purple Finch

Carpodacus purpureus

The male purple finch has a redish-pink (not purple) breast, diminishing into streaks along the underbelly, as well as a rosy-coloured crown. The purple finch is found in open woodlands and woodland borders, suburbs, urban parks, and orchards throughout much of southern Canada.

Map of Purple Finch in Canada
Distribution of Purple Finch in Canada

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