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House Finch male

Carpodacus mexicanus


5-6" (13-15 cm). Sparrow-sized. Most adult males bright red on crown, breast, and rump, but less extensively so than male Cassin's and Purple Finches. Female has plain, unstriped head and heavy streaking on light underside. Immature males less highly colored, often orangish or yellowish on head and breast.


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Denton, Texas, USA

Spotted on Apr 16, 2014
Submitted on Apr 23, 2014

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