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Old Apr 22, 2005, 8:57 AM   #1
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Purple finch - notice the striping on the breast and purple in the wings. Also, the purple finch is more reddish that the House Finch.
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Old Apr 22, 2005, 11:34 AM   #3
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Good job mullen, I like the second one and your choice to keep it wide.
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Now that it's mating season, the house finch is even more red than usual. This leads to more confusion. The tip I always give to tell them apart is the brown behind the eye on the house finch. The purple finch's head is all red, like they were dipped in it.

Nice shots, I like that second one.

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Thanks a lot guys. It's taken me a while to be able to tell these two apart, but I'm starting to get it. My wife helps me. She grew up with a father who was a bird watcher so she started young. Thanks for the excellent id comment, Eric.
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