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Purple Finch

Carpodacus purpureus

The Purple Finch’s breeding habitat is coniferous and mixed forest in Canada and the northeastern United States, as well as various wooded areas along the U.S. Pacific coast. Eastern populations of this finch have suffered from the introduction of the House Finch, which out-competes it as much as 95% of the time. The Purple Finch is known to live as long as 14 years.

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