House Finch

Red and brown house finch perched on coreopsis branch with yellow flowers in background
House Finch. ©Tim Hauf,

Quick Facts
Type: Bird

Diet: Herbivore: Seeds, fruits, plant materials

Average lifespan: 9 years

Average size: Length: 5–6 in.; Wingspan: 8–10 in.

Average weight: 0.6–1 oz.

Did You Know?
The endemic subspecies of house finch, Carpodacus mexicanus frontalis, is found only on Santa Barbara Island and the other southern Channel Islands. The northern islands all have the same subspecies as the coastal mainland does, so it is not an endemic subspecies.

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House Finch

Last updated: November 9, 2018