Sunday, January 30, 2011

Female Purple Finch of The Vermilon River. A Post to Scenic Sunday.



The markings on these little birds makes them one of my favourites, and every bit as welcome as their vivid male counterparts. Just a few facts:
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/

22 comments:

  1. Hi Hilke and thanks for the visit.

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  2. Thanks for the good pics and info on a bird that can easily be overlooked! Well done.

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  3. i'm a fan of purple finches, too. She's a looker!

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  4. Hi John. Cute little girls aren't they.

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  5. Hi Craig. Nice to see you again.

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  6. Hi Johnny. Isn't she though!!

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  7. Hi Elizabeth. Thanks for the visit and glad you enjoed them.

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  8. Sweet birds, and lovely colours up close. I don't really notice the purple from a distance.

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  9. A lovely pictures. Tell me, why is it the PURPLE Finch.

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  10. Hi Karen. Thanks for the visit.

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  11. Hi Bob. The males have all the purple.

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  12. Excellent photos and information, Gary!

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  13. Hi Willaed thanks for the visit and kind words.

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  14. Hi Rajesh. Good to see you again.

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  15. very cute creatures! nicely captured too. thanks for the visit..have a great week!
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  16. Hi Redruby and thanks for the visit.

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  17. Thanks for the visit Alison and they're just as attractive as the male.

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