House Finch (Haemorhous mexicanus)

House Finch
House Finch, male - CSU San Bernardino
© Tom Benson
House Finch
House Finch, juvenile - CSU San Bernardino
© Tom Benson

The House Finch is common year-round, breeding resident on campus. They are usually seen in medium to large-sized flocks, except during the breeding season. It is a common breeding resident in southern California.

High Count: 175, Average Count: 20 Mar-Sep, 50-100 Oct-Feb

Adult male House Finches have a red head and breast (variably orange or yellow), brown upperparts, and white underparts streaked with brown. Females and juveniles have brown upperparts and brown-streaked white underparts.


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