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The official New Hampshire state bird.

New Hampshire State Bird

Name: Purple Finch
Binomial Name: Carpodacus purpureus
Adopted: Legislation of 1957

The Purple Finch (Carpodacus purpureus) is a small finch whose breeding habitat is coniferous and mixed forest in Canada and the northeastern United States.

Adult Purple Finches have a short forked brown tail and brown wings. Adult males are raspberry red on the head, breast, back and rump and their back is streaked. Females of the species have light brown upperparts and white underparts with dark brown streaks throughout as well as a white line on the face above the eye.

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