True to its name, this beautiful finch of the northern latitudes does have a longer tail than most of its relatives. Male is brightly hued in pinks (palest on the crown, shoulders, and cheeks) while females are warm brown. Both sexes have broad white wingbars, though these become smudgier and less distinct in the winter. Breeds in forests, farms, and wetlands. Frequently tame and visible in gardens and parks.