Purple Finch – 6/25/11
Observer: Josh Simons
Observation Date: 6/25/11
Observation Time: 1:00 p.m.
Observation Location: Moose Hill area
Common Name: Purple Finch
Scientific Name: Carpodacus purpureus
Comments: Probably decreased in Northeast in late 19th century after introduction of House Sparrow. In recent decades has declined further in that area, possibly owing to competition with House Finch.
More Information: audubon.org or All About Birds