Purple Finch Haemorhous purpureus (Müller, 1776)    Synonyms: PUFI.
Kingdom Animalia   >   Phylum Chordata   >   Class Aves   >   Order Passeriformes   >   Family Fringillidae   >   Genus Haemorhous   

Status:

Purple Finches are birds of northern coniferous forests. In years when food sources there are scarce, they may "irrupt" southward and arrive in Maryland. For an explanation of irruption, see the species page for another "winter finch," Evening Grosbeak.

There are 278 records in the project database.

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A Purple Finch in Kent Co., Maryland (11/3/2012). Photo by Mark Johnson. (MBP list)

A male Purple Finch in Garrett State Forest, Maryland (6/12/2009). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list) (More of this species)

A Purple Finch in Calvert Co., Maryland (2/16/2008). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list) (More of this species)

A Purple Finch in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (10/19/2018). Photo by Emily Carter Mitchell. (MBP list)

A Purple Finch in Harford Co., Maryland (10/28/2018). Photo by James Campbell. (MBP list)

A male Purple Finch in Harford Co., Maryland (10/30/2014). Photo by Matthew Addicks. (MBP list)

A Purple Finch in Frederick Co., Maryland (10/22/2018). Photo by Mark Johnson. (MBP list)

A male Purple Finch in Queen Anne's Co., Maryland (2/14/2015). Photo by Danny Poet. (MBP list)

A male Purple Finch in Queen Anne's Co., Maryland (1/28/2009). Photo by Danny Poet. (MBP list)

A pair of Purple Finches on Assateague Island, Worcester Co., Maryland (10/21/2012). Photo by Scott Housten. (MBP list)

Purple Finches in Harford Co., Maryland (10/28/2018). Photo by James Campbell. (MBP list)

A Purple Finch in Carroll Co., Maryland (11/21/2012). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

A Purple Finch in Queen Anne's Co., Maryland (10/25/2018). Photo by Daniel Irons. (MBP list)

A Purple Finch in Baltimore Co., Maryland (10/9/2012). Photo by Frode Jacobsen. (MBP list)

Purple Finches in Somerset Co., Maryland (10/31/2020). Photo by Jim Stasz. (MBP list)

A Purple Finch in Queen Anne's Co., Maryland (10/18/2018). Photo by Jonathan Irons. (MBP list)

A female Purple Finch in Harford Co., Maryland (11/4/2014). Photo by Matthew Addicks. (MBP list)

A Purple Finch in Baltimore Co., Maryland (9/11/2012). Photo by Jon Corcoran. (MBP list)

Purple Finches with a Goldfinch in Garrett Co., Maryland (4/12/2019). Photo by William Blauvelt. (MBP list)

Purple Finch in Queen Anne's Co., Maryland (1/27/2021). (c) Jonathan Irons, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Jonathan Irons. (MBP list)

Purple Finch in Montgomery Co., Maryland (10/25/2020). (c) Stephen John Davies, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Stephen John Davies via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

A male Purple Finch in Howard Co., Maryland (4/5/2017). Photo by Kevin Heffernan. (MBP list)


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