Trillium Ridge Flora and Fauna
Purple Finch
Carpodacus purpureus
Location: North side feeder and blue spruce, 3/25/11. Likely a migrating stopover
Purple Finch: Breeds (Monogamous) from British Columbia east to Newfoundland, southward in the western mountains to California and from eastern Minnesota east to West Virginia. Spends winters south to the U.S.-Mexico border. Preferred habitats include mixed and coniferous woodlands and ornamental conifers located in gardens.
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Genus: Carpodacus (Rosefinches)
Family: FRINGILLIDAE (finches and honeycreepers)
Order: Passeriformes (perching birds)
Class: Aves (Birds)
Phylum/Division: Chordata (Spinal chorded)
Kingdom: Animalia (Animals)