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House Finch - Carpodacus mexicanus

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Description

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Size: 5-5"


Males are brown with dark streaks, bright red on forehead, eyebrow and rump. Females lack red.

Voice: clear, canarylike warble

Range: Maine and Michigan south to Georgia. Widespread in the west east to Texas and Nebraska.

The eastern population of this bird is descended from caged birds that were set free on Long Island in the 1940s. Though some consider these guys a nuisance, we appreciate them brightening up the winter days at our feeders.

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