House Finch

Finches and Relatives

House Finch

Haemorhous mexicanus

All Year

Finches and Relatives

House Finch

Daniel Fitzgerald

House Finch

Daniel Fitzgerald

Found in a wide variety of open habitats, open woodlands.

Eyebrow, four head, and throat or reddish or oranges in color; note brown streaks on sides and flanks. Female is plain brown in color, streaked below, and has no eyebrow. Compare with Purple Finch. Song is long and warbling, usually ending with an ascending or upslurred note.

May nest in trees, shrubs, bird boxes, or in cavities. Nest is a cup-shaped structure built from grasses, and other plant materials. Primarily feeds on vegetable matter such as seeds, buds, or fruits.

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