Purple finches are large and chunky forest birds with sturdy conical beaks. They are really not purple, but a rose colored finch. They are found throughout much of Canada, the eastern United States, and the coastal western United States. They live in mixed forest areas, along wooded streams.


The Lazuli bunting is a small finch that is bright blue with a burnt orange chest, and white wing-bars, the females are un-streaked and brown. They are common in the western part of central North America in various habitats which include mountains, desert, and rivers. Lazuli buntings will eat seeds, small insects and fruit. I… Read More LAZULI BUNTING