[CT Birds] Purple finch
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Wed Oct 22 19:08:36 EDT 2014
For a field guide I recommend The Sibley Guide to Birds. Referencing a
field guide like that would tell you exactly what you need to know. A good
field guide is a must-own for a birder. They pack a whole lot of
identification info into a surprisingly small space. It sounds like the
book you have does not provide much in the way of identification info.
In the meantime, the internet can be a useful resource. I just did a quick
Google search on identifying purple finches and, sure enough, several
potentially useful links were displayed on the first page of results.
On Wed, Oct 22, 2014 at 4:13 PM, minor.craig via CTBirds <
ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org> wrote:
> Could someone tell me how to tell the difference between a purple finch
> and a house finch ? In the book I have the difference I see from the
> picture is the purple finch has redish colored feathers all the way to its
> tail the house finch only on its head and part of its chest . Is this
> correct ? I have had a bird common the feeders the past few days that has
> redish coloring all the way down to its tail front and back . Craig
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