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Purple Finch Haemorhous purpureus

Purple Finch Haemorhous purpureus

Aves > Passeriformes > Fringillidae

Names in different Languages

EnglishPurple Finch
FrenchRoselin pourpré
SpanishCamachuelo purpúreo


A beautiful finch, mostly migratory, nesting in coniferous and mixed forests in the area. In competition and displaced by house finch and house sparrow.

How to Identify

Males have a raspberryred head and pink body. Tail feathers and wings are brown. Female is mostly brown with a distinctive white stripe above the eye. Belly is white with brown stripes.

Where When to Spot

Only observed in remote locations and not urban areas near Montreal.