POTD 2/20/24

February 20, 2024  •  1 Comment

PURPLE? FINCH - The New Hampshire State bird - the Purple Finch - is not actually purple. Why? The species name, purpureus, comes from Latin and means "crimson" or other reddish color. Our word "purple" meaning a color obtained from mixing red and blue, also derives from the Latin purpurpeus. The male Purple Finch is actually a crimson colored Finch and the female has no red at all.


Bill Niemi(non-registered)
I have them at my feeder at this time, but they seem smaller. :)
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