Friday, April 26, 2013

Purple Finch

Purple Finches are visiting our feeders. They are known to eat seeds, fruits, and buds from a wide variety of trees and wildflowers. Obviously they are partial to sunflower seeds. They also take insects. Purple Finches tend to be “quasicyclical,” their numbers vary, depending on yearly production of conifer seeds (Wootton 1996). Elsewhere I have posted on this species’ plumage characteristics.

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