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House Finch pair. I have seen two males and one female feeding from my thistle together this spring.

House Finch pair. I have seen two males and one female feeding from my thistle together this spring.

The Cornell Lab of Ornithology--All About Birds. Type a name in the bird "find" and read all about the bird (including hearing its song/call)

The Cornell Lab of Ornithology--All About Birds. Type a name in the bird "find" and read all about the bird (including hearing its song/call)

The House Finch is a recent introduction from western into eastern North America (and Hawaii), but it has received a warmer reception than other arrivals like the European Starling and House Sparrow. That’s partly due to the cheerful red head and breast of males, and to the bird’s long, twittering song, which can now be heard in most of the neighborhoods of the continent.

The House Finch is a recent introduction from western into eastern North America (and Hawaii), but it has received a warmer reception than other arrivals like the European Starling and House Sparrow. That’s partly due to the cheerful red head and breast of males, and to the bird’s long, twittering song, which can now be heard in most of the neighborhoods of the continent.

House Finch. House Finches are small-bodied finches with fairly large beaks & somewhat long, flat heads. The wings are short, making the tail seem long by comparison. Adult males are rosy red around the face and upper breast, with streaky brown back, belly and tail. In flight, the red rump is conspicuous. Adult females  are plain grayish-brown with thick, blurry streaks and an indistinctly marked face / birds I love...

House Finch. House Finches are small-bodied finches with fairly large beaks & somewhat long, flat heads. The wings are short, making the tail seem long by comparison. Adult males are rosy red around the face and upper breast, with streaky brown back, belly and tail. In flight, the red rump is conspicuous. Adult females are plain grayish-brown with thick, blurry streaks and an indistinctly marked face / birds I love...

I've seen this guy.  He's different from the other House Finches.   © ashockenberry, Ontario, Canada, September 2008, http://www.flickr.com/photos/30576530@N04/2862693497/

I've seen this guy. He's different from the other House Finches. © ashockenberry, Ontario, Canada, September 2008, http://www.flickr.com/photos/30576530@N04/2862693497/

Female House Finch. Adult males are rosy red around the face and upper breast, with streaky brown back, belly and tail. In flight, the red rump is conspicuous. Adult females aren’t red; they are plain grayish-brown with thick, blurry streaks and an indistinctly marked face.

Female House Finch. Adult males are rosy red around the face and upper breast, with streaky brown back, belly and tail. In flight, the red rump is conspicuous. Adult females aren’t red; they are plain grayish-brown with thick, blurry streaks and an indistinctly marked face.

Saying Good-bye: A House Finch Story by author Anna Olswanger :: PragmaticMom  (Did you know bird conjunctivitis is deadly?)

Saying Good-bye: A House Finch Story by author Anna Olswanger :: PragmaticMom (Did you know bird conjunctivitis is deadly?)

male house finch  - orangish red eyebrow and throat with grayish auriculars (ear patch).

male house finch - orangish red eyebrow and throat with grayish auriculars (ear patch).

House Finch Fact Sheet: House Finch - Male.The most widely distributed songbird in North America, the house finch is one of the most common backyard birds

House Finch Fact Sheet: House Finch - Male.The most widely distributed songbird in North America, the house finch is one of the most common backyard birds

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