The Purple Finch has a plumper body than the other finches. The male sports a deep reddish-purple color, along with streaks of brown on most of the head, back, and chest. The female Purple Finch has a striped appearing face with a white eyebrow and dark cheek patch, and the underparts show white covered with wide brown streaks.
Almost any kind of feeder will attract Purple Finches, including hoppers, platforms, tubes and nyjer feeders. We offer many types of Purple Finch feeders. Their preference is nyjer seed, black oil and hulled sunflowers, but they will also eat nutrasaff and millet.
Thank you to The Macaulay Library at the Cornell Lab of Orthinology, Ithaca, New York who provided the picture and audio.