SPECIES

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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Figure 1. Distribution of the Purple Finch.
Figure 3. Annual cycle of breeding, migration, and molt of the Purple Finch

Annual cycle of breeding, migration, and molt of the Purple Finch based largely on information from Sault Ste. Marie, MI. Thick lines show peak activity, thin lines off-peak.

Figure 1. Distribution of the Purple Finch.
Figure 2. Vocalizations of the Purple Finch

(A) Territory Song (Borror Laboratory of Bioacoustics [BLB] #11112, Franklin Co., OH, recorded 4 May 1969); (B) Territory Song (BLB #7793, Benton Co., OR, recorded 30 Jun 1965); (C) Flight Call (BLB #9284, Franklin Co., OH, recorded 7 Apr 1968); (D) Vireo Song (BLB #17557, Tompkins Co., NY, recorded 14 Mar 1990). Sonograms prepared by the staff of the Borror Laboratory of Bioacoustics, Ohio State University.

Figure 4. Breeding Bird Survey data for Purple Finch

Recent population trends of Purple Finches in 3 regions of the species’ breeding range: East (e. U.S. and se. Canada), North (central Canada), and West (sw. Canada and w. U.S.), based on data from the Breeding Bird Survey (JTW).

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