Purple Finch (Haemorhous purpureus)

Order: Passeriformes
Family: Fringillidae
Genus: Haemorhous
Species: purpureus (pur-PUR-ee-us) (Info)

Regional

This bird has been reportedly found in the following regions:

Vincent, Alabama
San Anselmo, California
Alford, Florida
Algonquin, Illinois
Grayslake, Illinois
Rock Falls, Illinois
Westchester, Illinois
Coatesville, Indiana
Yale, Iowa
Hebron, Kentucky
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
South China, Maine
Clinton, Maryland
Newburyport, Massachusetts
Traverse City, Michigan
Britt, Minnesota
Le Center, Minnesota
Golden, Mississippi
Grenada, Mississippi
Cole Camp, Missouri
Conway, Missouri
Saint Robert, Missouri
Steelville, Missouri
Hainesport, New Jersey
Mohawk, New York
West Islip, New York
Grants Pass, Oregon
Finger, Tennessee
Katy, Texas
Walkerton, Virginia
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On Feb 12, 2009, mrs_colla from Marin, CA (Zone 9b) wrote:

These cheerful birds stay here all year round. There are 15 of them feeding at my garden at all times, they are fun to watch!