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House Finch -
(Carpodacus mexicanus)



  • Small songbird
  • Male has brown cap, brown streaked back, orangish-red breast, rump and forehead heavy brown streaks on sides and belly
  • Female lacks red coloring, face rather plain
  • 6" (15 cm.) 


  • Residential areas

Additional Information

  • Increasingly common resident
  • Native to western US
  • Eastern populations spread from released
         caged birds in New York in the 1940's
  • A common bird of cities and suburbs

Comparable Species

Close up of a male House Finch

Female House finch sitting on grape vines


Kickapoo Valley Reserve | S3661 State Highway 131 | La Farge, Wisconsin 54639 
Phone: 608-625-2960 | FAX: 608-625-2962

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