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Purple Finch

New Hampshire State Bird

Purple Finch   Photo by Cephas / Wikipedia (use permitted with attribution/share alike).

Purple Finch

The purple finch (Carpodacus purpureus) was designated the official state bird of New Hampshire in 1957. The selection of the purple finch as a symbol of New Hampshire was supported by the Audubon Society of New Hampshire, the New Hampshire Federation of Garden Clubs, and the State Federation of Women’s Clubs.