House Finch

An orange bird with gray wings sits on a branch and looks straight ahead. The bird has a gray beak and a gray horizontal band around the eyes.

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House Finch (Haemorhous mexicanus)

Length 6” Wingspan 9.5”
Short stubby arched bill, round head, short tipped wings, longish square tail, brownish-gray with streaks, M: has orange-red forehead and chest, seen in small flocks.

A long, jumbled yet cheerful song of short, clear notes that can be described as a “squeaky wheel”. A House Finch’s song often ends in a slurred note that either rises or descends in pitch (known as an “upslur” and “downslur”).


Last updated: August 18, 2020

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