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House Finch

Haemorhous mexicanus

Description:

House Finches are small-bodied finches with fairly large beaks and somewhat long, flat heads. The wings are short, making the tail seem long by comparison. Many finches have distinctly notched tails, but the House Finch has a relatively shallow notch in its tail. Adult males are rosy red around the face and upper breast, with streaky brown back, belly and tail. In flight, the red rump is conspicuous. Adult females aren’t red; they are plain grayish-brown with thick, blurry streaks and an indistinctly marked face.

Habitat:

Area around condos.


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Missouri, USA

Lat: 36.64, Long: -93.32

Spotted on Apr 23, 2016
Submitted on Sep 1, 2016

Reference

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