Behold the rare Scarlet Seed-Snatcher!

Male Purple Finch.

No, you say? He’s really a…what? Purple Finch? Really!

But where’s the purple? What was the ornithologist smoking?

Nevertheless, here you are. Meet Perseus the Purple Finch! A male of the species Haemorhous purpureus (family Fringillidae) in all his Unenhanced Glory.

Looks red to me, but I’m just an ignorant, civilian Seed-Snatcher Shooter.

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