purple finch

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Synonyms for purple finch

North American finch having a raspberry-red head and breast and rump

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In the healthy birds trapped on Prince Edward Island, nonlactose-fermenting bacteria were isolated from the feces of 11 (12%) of 95 siskins and 4 (12%) of 33 redpolls but from none of 30 samples from purple finches. From the healthy birds trapped in Australia, non-lactose-fermenting bacteria were isolated from 4 (18%) of 22 magpies (Gymnorhina tibicen), 1 (10%) of 10 honeyeaters (Melithreptus brevirostris), 1 (3%) of 38 wrens (Malurus cyaneus), 1 (7%) of 15 fantails (Rhipidura fulginosa), and 2 (22%) of 9 chickens.
Aggressive interactions in wintering house finches and purple finches. Wilson Bull.
"Finches" in the vineyard usually are House finches, Purple finches, Cassin's finches, Grosbeaks, Towhees, Sparrows, Horned Larks, Juncos, Eastern and Western Bluebirds, and Tanagers.
But some species of native feeder birds, including American goldfinches, purple finches, evening and pine grosbeaks -- all members of the same family -- have been infected by conjunctivitis, though to a far less catastrophic degree.
Here they are visited regularly by house finches, purple finches, American goldfinches, pine siskins, chickadees and several varieties of sparrows.
Sunflower seeds are a great favourite with evening grosbeaks, blue jays, chickadees, nuthatches and if you purchase the small, black variety, gold finches, purple finches and many other species will dine on them too.
I have seen purple martins, tree swallows, barn swallows and purple finches enjoying the eggshell pieces and carrying some back to their nests to feed their growing young.
Cardinals, painted buntings, pine siskins, purple finches, towhees, cowbirds, and redpolls will also eat millet.
There are at least two pairs of cardinals and their offspring among the regulars, along with yellow and purple finches (they turn brown for winter) as well as a rose-breasted grosbeak, red-bellied and downy woodpeckers, cowbirds, grackles, robins and blue jays.