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 striking Lesser goldfinch’s are very small finches with dark on their head and back, the color can vary from black to dark green. Their underside is bright yellow and they have white in their wing feathers. The females are duller without the stark contrast between the back and underside. Lesser goldfinch’s are generally found… Read More LESSER GOLDFINCH
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
Most people who have noticed birds have seen a finch of some kind. The House Finch originated in the western United States and Mexico. In the 1940’s, because they were considered pretty, a small number of them were released on Long Island in New York. They quickly started breeding and spread across almost all of… Read More HOUSE FINCH AND VARIANTS