House Finch

Range:

Species is found in North America, Hawaii, southern Canada, Mexican state of Oaxaca, central Chiapas These birds are mainly permanent residents, some eastern birds migrate south.

Description:

Height is 12.5 to 15 cm. Wingspan is 20 to 25 cm. Species has a  long, square-tipped brown tail across the back with it shading to grey on the wings.. The breast and belly feathers are usually streaked. Males usually have red heads, necks, and shoulders.  The red can continue on to the belly and down the back to the wings.  Colorations varies according to the season, and their diet. Females have brown upperparts and streaked underparts.

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House Finch

House Finch

Bill Shape
cone
long billed
Eats
apple-slices
commercial-mixed-bird-seed
fruit
millet
peanut-kernels
safflower
suet
Regions
alabama
alaska
alberta
arizona
arkansas
baja california
british columbia
california
colorado
connecticut
delaware
district of columbia
florida
georgia
hawaii
idaho
illinois
indiana
iowa
kansas
kentucky
louisiana
maine
manitoba
maryland
massachusetts
mexico
michigan
minnesota
mississippi
missouri
montana
nebraska
nevada
new brunswick
new hampshire
new jersey
new mexico
new york
north carolina
north dakota
nova scotia
ohio
oklahoma
ontario
oregon
pennsylvania
quebec
rhodeisland
saskatchewan
south carolina
south dakota
tennessee
texas
utah
vermont
virginia
washington
west virginia
wisconsin
wyoming
yukon
Tail Shape
squared-tail
Wing Shape
rounded-wings
Action
walking
Behavior
flocks
zigzag
Markings
plain
streaks
tailbands
wingbands
Sounds
twittering
clear
staccato
Location
ground dwelling
south in winter
Habitat
agricultural
chaparral
mesquitebosque
riparianorriverforest
savanna
shrubs
coasts
flats
Deserts
Urban
Color
redororange
brown
rust
Body Shape
perching
Size
medium
small
Order
perching birds or songbirds - passeriformes
finches - fringillidae
Conservation Status
Least Concern
Bird Species