Here are two similar finches that are frequent visitors to my bird-feeders...
The Purple Finch is a native to North America and is described as a “sparrow dipped in raspberry juice.”
The House Finch - introduced to the states in the 1950s - lacks the overall red appearance of the Purple Finch.
Pretty easy to tell apart side-by-side - not always so easy when they're solo.
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