House Finch Picture Branch Perching

Perching on a branch, a male House Finch shows of its red coloring, also showing various patches of white which is not a typical hue.

A male House Finch perching on a branch shows its variation in color and sources find that is mostly due to the food they eat which gives them a yellowish/white coloring where the plumage is red along the head, throat and rump. The female House Finch is brown and striped and she will try to find the male with the brightest hues of red for mating during the breeding season.

The House Finch resides in the cities and suburbs where it will easily make its way to any feeders where it will grow to a size of about 13-14 centimeters and approximately 16-27 grams in weight. During breeding season, people will often find a Finch nest in a hanging planter.

A primary source of food for the House Finch is grains, seeds and berries along with weed seeds from nettle and dandelions. Their song is a hoarse warble which is constantly changing with an up and down succession and although they are not considered a major pest, some people find these cute little birds more of an annoyance.

House Finch, Carpodacus mexicanus, with a most unusual case of leucism (abnormal patches of white)



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Photo Title: House Finch Picture Branch Perching

Perching on a branch, a male House Finch shows of its red coloring, also showing various patches of white which is not a typical hue.

Scientific Name:

Carpodacus Mexicanus

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© 2006 Leo Keeler, All Rights Reserved

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