Purple Finch Haemorhous purpureus Scientific name definitions

J. Timothy Wootton
Version: 1.0 — Published March 4, 2020
Text last updated January 1, 1996


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I thank A. Badyaev, R. Bayer, D. Collister, W. E. Cook, J. A. Craves, H. A. Green, J. Hinshaw, C. S. Houston, R. Peffer, D. Robertson, and K. Russell for providing useful information. I also thank J. Lowe, Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology, for providing data from the North American Nest Record Card Program, C. Sumida and L. Kiff for providing nesting and egg-size data from the egg collection of the Western Foundation of Vertebrate Zoology, and B. Peterjohn for providing detailed Breeding Bird Survey data. J. S. Castrale of the Indiana Division of Fish and Wildlife provided unpublished data from the Indiana Breeding Bird Atlas Project. I also thank the thousands of volunteers who devoted their time and energy to collecting data for these programs. I am particularly grateful to T. Hahn for all the helpful information and comments he provided. The work was supported in part by a Block Fund Grant from the University of Chicago, by a grant from the Mellon Foundation, and by NSF grant DEB 9317980.

Recommended Citation

Wootton, J. T. (2020). Purple Finch (Haemorhous purpureus), version 1.0. In Birds of the World (A. F. Poole and F. B. Gill, Editors). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. https://doi.org/10.2173/bow.purfin.01