This is a House Finch… or so I thought

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When I shot this photo (and several others), I was sure that I had taken a House Finch. But when I got home, the extent of the red colouring led me to believe that I had in fact taken a photo of a Purple Finch. After some online consultations, however, it would seem that my original identification was correct.

Jericho Beach Park, Vancouver, BC, Canada, November 22, 2014. Taken with a handheld Nikon D5200 and AF-S Zoom-Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G IF-ED (ISO 800, 300mm, f/5.6, 1/800). Not baited, called in or set up. (This photo is not as clear as it should be in part because it was significantly cropped.)

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