Perching

House Finch

Carpodacus mexicanus
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Length: 6 in. (15 cm )
A native of the west, the House Finch is abundant in suburbs and cities but also does well in desert scrub and open woodlands. Because of its beautiful song, it was introduced to Long Island in the 1940s, and escapees and their offspring quickly populated much of the rest of the east. It feeds almost exclusively on seeds and unlike most other seed-eating species that switch to insects for their young, the House Finch also feeds seeds to its nestlings. This species uses a wide variety of nest sites, but the nest is often placed in a shaded niche or shallow cavity.\r\n

The four-digit banding code is HOFI.


Agricultural

Chaparral

Desert

Mesquite bosque

Riparian / River forest

Savanna

Shrubs

Urban city
Bird Sound Type: Twittering
Sex of Bird: Male
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  • Article: House Finch
  • Author(s): Dr. Biology
  • Publisher: Arizona State University School of Life Sciences Ask A Biologist
  • Site name: ASU - Ask A Biologist
  • Date published: July 13, 2017
  • Date accessed: December 13, 2018
  • Link: https://askabiologist.asu.edu/activities/bird/house-finch

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Dr. Biology. (2017, July 13). House Finch. ASU - Ask A Biologist. Retrieved December 13, 2018 from https://askabiologist.asu.edu/activities/bird/house-finch

American Psychological Association. For more info, see http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/10/

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Dr. Biology. "House Finch". ASU - Ask A Biologist. 13 July, 2017. https://askabiologist.asu.edu/activities/bird/house-finch

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Dr. Biology. "House Finch". ASU - Ask A Biologist. 13 Jul 2017. ASU - Ask A Biologist, Web. 13 Dec 2018. https://askabiologist.asu.edu/activities/bird/house-finch

Modern Language Association, 7th Ed. For more info, see http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/747/08/
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