They breed from British Columbia east to Newfoundland and from the Canadian Rockies south to California and from eastern Minnesota to West Virginia. Winters south to U.S.-Mexico border.
They are found in forests, gardens and at house feeders.
They have a rosy head, chest and rump.
They travel in flocks, sing loudly and feed at feeders all winter.
They eat seeds.
They build an open cup nest up in the trees and lay 3-5 eggs. It takes 2 weeks for the eggs to hatch.
Species: C. purpureus
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