Sunday, January 30, 2011
Female Purple Finch of The Vermilon River. A Post to Scenic Sunday.
1) Collective nouns for finches include such words as a charm , a company, or a trembling of Finches.
2) The Purple Finch is the State bird of New Hampshire.
3) The male during courtship rituals may jump as high as a foot with tail cocked and chest puffed.
4) The population is on the decline in the eastern US because of possible competition with the House Finch.
All facts are from http://identify.whatbird.com/obj/199/_/Purple_Finch.aspx
A post to Scenic Sunday, for more scenic sundays click here: http://scenicsunday.blogspot.com/