House Finch

Haemorhous mexicanus

Order

PASSERIFORMES

Family

Fringilline & Cardueline Finches (Fringillidae)

Code 4

HOFI

Code 6

CARMEX

ITIS

HEAD

House Finch Head Illustration
  • Bill Shape: Cone
  • Eye Color: Deep brown, appearing black except when close, in good light.
  • Head pattern: Streaked, Unique pattern
  • Crown Color: Red
  • Forehead Color: Typically red, yellow to orange variants may occur.
  • Nape Color: Brown with pale brown streaking.
  • Throat Color: Red, with brown streaking.
  • Cere color: No Data

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BODY

House Finch Body Illustration
  • Length Range: 15 cm (6 in)
  • Weight: 27 g (0.95 oz)
  • Size: Small (5 - 9 in)
  • Color Primary: Red, Brown
  • Underparts: Buff with brown streaks, and red breast.
  • Upperparts: Brown with pale brown streaking.
  • Back Pattern: Striped or streaked
  • Belly Pattern: Striped or streaked
  • Breast Pattern: Solid

FLIGHT

House Finch Flight Illustration
  • Flight Pattern: Swift bounding flight., Alternates several rapid wing beats with brief periods of wings pulled to sides.
  • Wingspan Range: 25-25 cm (9.75-10 in)
  • Wing Shape: Rounded-Wings
  • Tail shape: Squared Tail
  • Tail Pattern: Solid
  • Upper Tail: Dark Brown
  • Under Tail: Dark brown
  • Leg Color: Gray-brown
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