Physical Traits: A husky finch, the male gives an overall raspberry red impression. Purple Finches are often confused with the House Finch who has more streaking, a different color of red, and a different face pattern.
Habitat: The Purple Finch prefers a conifer forest, but can be found in suburban areas, orchards and deciduous forests. Cup shaped nests are made of grass, bark and twigs and placed on a high branch.
Recommended Feeder: Lyric Finch Feeder
Feeder Tips: Hang a Lyric Finch Feeder from a branch. The small openings and short perches make an ideal feeding environment for the Purple Finch. Even on windy days, finches will delightfully feed on a swaying feeder. Pole mounted tubes, window tubes and selective tubes will also work in many settings.
States and Regions Found: Purple Finches are in southern Canada and eastern and western United States.