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For full page view click  ►  in upper right corner. Test your wildlife IDing skills on all the photo pages. Identification below.

To help you ID the birds try Cornell Lab of Ornithology's All About Birds online or Roger Tory Peterson's book, Guide to Birds of Eastern and Central North America. If you would like to see these birds in the wild get outdoors with one of our local Birding Organizations , Conservation Groups, or Hiking Organizations.


Learn to distinguish a house finch from a purple finch. The best ID is the brownish streaks on the flanks of the House Finch and the purple smudges on the flanks of the Purple Finch ( no real streaks ). The Purple Finch has its purple-ish coloring on its wings/back/and rump.... Don't forget the crowns. The Purple Finch crown is ruffled;  that on the House Finch has a slicked down appearance. Thanks very much Matt & Allen.

            House finch             vs            Purple finch


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