I've always thought I only had Purple Finches and Goldfinches visiting. Lately though, I've been wondering if some of them are actually House Finches. Some females seem to be smaller, slimmer and without the darker markings of what I believe are Purple Finches. The white eyebrow doesn't seem as distinct either. I've pasted a photo and a link to some other pics and would appreciate the help. Thanks.
Image is of a female Purple Finch. House Finch females have a very bland look to the face, without the large supercilium [eyebrow], cheek patch or dark, lateral stripe on each side of the throat.
Thanks, Joanne! I've always thought so but for some reason was wondering lately :)