Verification of Unusual Sight Record
For Utah

Rec. # 2016-02a

Common name:

Purple Finch

Scientific name: [Carpodacus purpureus]
Date: 01/30/2016
Time: 8:51 am
Length of time observed: 5 minutes
Sex: Female
Location: Lytle Ranch
County: Washington
Distance to bird: 10' and 10' up
Optical equipment: Vortex binoculars and Canon powershot SX60
Weather: 46 degrees
Light Conditions: Partly cloudy
Description:        Size of bird:  
(Description:)       Basic Shape: conical
(Description:)  Overall Pattern: brown and whiteish
(Description:)            Bill Type:  
Field Marks and
Identifying Characteristics:
Female, Coarsely streaked below, with strong facial markings including a whitish eyestripe and a dark line down the side of the throat.
(see photos)
Song or call & method of delivery:  
Behavior: finch like
Habitat: orchard and scrub trees
Similar species and how
were they eliminated:
no eyering or very light
Previous experience with
this & similar species:
References consulted: Kevin Wheeler and Maurice DeMille
Description from: From photo(s) taken at the time of the sighting
Observer: Suzi Holt
Observer's address: 551 Saddlebrook Drive
Observer's e-mail address: **
Other observers who independently identified this bird: Jeff and Pam Hardy, Kevin Wheeler, Maurice DeMille, Keeli Marvel, Amanda Holt, Carol Harris
Date prepared:
Additional material: Photos
Additional_Comments: .continuing bird