Carpodacus purpureus


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Noun1.Carpodacus purpureus - North American finch having a raspberry-red head and breast and rumpCarpodacus purpureus - North American finch having a raspberry-red head and breast and rump
finch - any of numerous small songbirds with short stout bills adapted for crushing seeds
Carpodacus, genus Carpodacus - house finches and purple finches
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Purple Finch (Carpodacus purpureus): Found across the state, the male is a dull rose-red.
Other species widely held in early American homes included Baltimore orioles (Icterus galbula), bobolinks (Dolichonyx oryzivorus), rose-breasted grosbeaks (Pheucticus ludovicianus), eastern bluebirds (Sialia sialis), indigo buntings (Passerina cyanea), gray catbirds (Dumetella carolinensis), purple finches (Carpodacus purpureus), "black caps" or black-capped chickadees (Poecile atricapilla), and red-winged blackbirds (Agelaius phoeniceus).
A total of 158 finches were sampled and included redpolls, pine siskins, and purple finches (Carpodacus purpureus).