Carpodacus Genus

The rosefinches are birds in the finch family Fringillidae. Most Carpodacus species are so named, but three common North American ones are not. As the names imply, various shades of red are the characteristic plumage colours of this group.

Rose finches are found throughout the northern hemisphere and include Cassin's Finch, Carpodacus cassinii, Purple Finch, Carpodacus purpureus and House Finch, Carpodacus mexicanus.