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House Finch

Haemorhous mexicanus (Müller, 1776)

Description:

This is a moderately-sized finch. Adult birds are 12.5 to 15 cm (4.9 to 5.9 in) and span 20 to 25 cm (7.9 to 9.8 in). Adults have a long, square-tipped brown tail and are a brown or dull-brown color across the back with some shading into deep gray on the wing feathers. Breast and belly feathers may be streaked; the flanks usually are. In most cases, adult males' heads, necks and shoulders are reddish.[3][4]

Habitat:

These birds are mainly permanent residents throughout their range; some northern and eastern birds migrate south. Their breeding habitat is urban and suburban areas in eastern North America as well as various semi-open areas in the west from southern Canada to northern Florida.

Notes:

Caught at my bird feeder.

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dane.a.hep
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Rockland, Idaho, USA

Spotted on May 11, 2015
Submitted on May 15, 2015

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