During cold winter months three similar finches, sometimes referred to as the "red finches" move into different areas.  Their ranges can vary year-to-year. 

Can you tell which-is-which - Cassin's, House or Purple Finch?

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The three species can be hard to identify.   If you are seeing a House Finch or Purple Finch that looks just a little different you may have a new species citing your feeder.  Visit the Red Finches Identification page to learn about separating these 3 similar species.