April 20, 2017

Male purple finch, Rondeau Provincial Park, April 19, 2017.


We have had 7 or 8 purple finches, both male and female in the yard for a few days.
Significantly different than house finches.

Haemorhous purpureus
The Purple Finch uses its big beak and tongue to crush seeds and extract the nut. They do a similar trick to get at nectar without eating an entire flower, and also to get to a seed buried inside a fleshy fruit.

1 comment:

Irene said...

Stunning photo of your Finch Ric !
They have been frequenting the V Centre feeders too !