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Prime Time|You would think a biologist would know better

By Evan Hazard

When we came to Bemidji in 1958, one of the in-town dicky birds we encountered was the purple finch (Carpodacus purpureus).

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The males are not purple: Peterson says "dull rose red." The females are a nondescript brown with streaked fronts. We'd seen purple finches before, back East.

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