New Hampshire State Bird: Purple finch
Scientific Name: Carpodacus purpureus
State Bird Description: The Purple Finch is a small member or the finch family and is primarily found around the northern coasts of of the United States. The population of the Purple Finch has declined due to house finch, the house finch out competes the purple finch for food and territory. The Purple finch male is brightly colored and has a raspberry color to them, the female purple finch is mostly brown.
Where It's Found: The Purple Finch breeds in Canada and then migrates south to the United States around the Northeast Coasts and the Western Coasts in the winter the Purple Finch will migrate more toward the central region of the United States.
New Hampshire State Bird Dedication: 1957