The female is the brown, streaked on the left and the male is the pretty one on the right. I will share my confusion over the different types of "red finches" for the longest time. Why they don't just call them red is beyond me. The purple finch is a more brilliant and rich red, with hints of magenta or maroon, but he is definitely not purple, in my humble opinion! ;-)
The finch dance that I get to see almost every day. I wish my focus had been better. There is the goal for next time. :-)
Next time, I will tell you about one of our regular house finch couples. The female has a bit of a health problem.