Despite the name Purple Finch, the male of the species has more of a raspberry coloring than purple on its upper body. The female Purple Finch does not have the purple coloring, having a color that is more able to blend into the environment when she is nesting.
During the winter, a Purple Finch can often be spotted at bird feeders among the throngs attempting to get nourishment when blossoms, fruits and insects are not available.
- Food Preferences
Food Preferences of the Purple Finch
A Purple Finch will feed on fruit seeds and flowering buds and blossoms. This species is also known to eat insects.
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