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|Species: Haemorhous mexicanus|
Adult birds are 6" long with 10" wingspans.
Mature males are brown with red heads and chests. Females and immature males are light brown with darker brown patterns.
Habitat & Range
House finches year round range reaches across most of the United States and Mexico as well as some areas of Canada. Their habitat consists of forests and shrubby areas.
Native to the western United States and Mexico, they were introduced into the eastern US in 1940 and Hawaii before 1870.
House finches feed off of seeds, grains, and fruits.
Their call is a varied warblig, beginning high and ending in low “veeer”.
House finches nest in many different places including trees and buildings.
Featured image by Kevin Cole.