Posted by: Phil | March 20, 2012

The female purple finch…which is not purple!


I took this picture just one week ago, with the sun shining and Winter very much receding in face of the warmth of an early Spring. The purple finch is a frequent visitor to bird feeders. The male is purple in appearance but the female is very different, as the picture demonstrates; it is heavily streaked with brown. It is sparrow sized but with a thicker bill. These birds can be found in Eastern and Western North America.

Canon XTI, Canon zoom lens 75-300mm, iso200, f/10, 1/800sec.

 

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