The darker the color, the more favorable the climate conditions are for survival. The outlined areas represent approximate current range for each season. More on reading these maps.
Males of this species are raspberry-colored rather than purple. Females, with their bold facial pattern, resemble small female Rose-breasted Grosbeaks. Until the latter half of the 20th century, this was the only small reddish finch found in eastern North America. Audubon's climate model projects large northward shifts away from the current distribution in both summer and winter, but with only 11 percent of summer space and 41 percent of winter space remaining stable. Of particular note is the surge of suitable climate space in Alaska, where the species is not currently found.