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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Table 1

Densities of breeding Purple Finches (pairs per 40 ha) reported in different habitats. Data from Hemsley and Cope 1951, Gavareski 1976, Morse 1978, 1979, and Breeding Bird Censuses in 1992 and 1993.

Grassland, shrubMinnesota1.2
Mixed hardwoodConnecticut2.3
Pine, spruce, hardwoodNew York3.0
Basswood-black ash forestMinnesota3.5
Hemlock and white pineConnecticut3.8
Coastal riparian marshCalifornia4.6
Abandoned pastureNew York5.0
Mixed habitatNew York5.3
Spruce-fir forestMaine5.6
Scotch pine plantationNew York6.5
Mixed forestMaine7.0
Coastal scrubCalifornia7.4
Disturbed coastal scrubCalifornia8.5
Mixed-conifer forest, montane chaparralCalifornia9.5
Fir and birch forestMaine12.0
Christmas tree farmNew York13.1
Conifer-dominated, large urban parksWashington14.3
Clear cut and Douglas-fir plantationWashington16.0
Spruce plantationMaine19.5

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