house finch


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house finch

n.
A widespread North American finch (Carpodacus mexicanus) having a streaked belly, brown wings, and, in the male, red or orange on the head, breast, and back.
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Noun1.house finch - small finch originally of the western United States and Mexicohouse finch - small finch originally of the western United States and Mexico
finch - any of numerous small songbirds with short stout bills adapted for crushing seeds
Carpodacus, genus Carpodacus - house finches and purple finches
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The House Finch is native to the Southwest but has spread to towns and backyards across North America.
During Trial l, no significant differences in bird abundance were observed among the three small-seed varieties with five species having > 30 observations: Downy Woodpecker (Picoides pubescens, N = 106), Black-capped Chickadee (N = 63), House Finch (N = 81), American Goldfinch (N = 691), and House Sparrow (N = 45).
For the Northern Cardinal and House Finch there was no significant difference in the mean body weights of those infected compared to those that were not (t = 0.
It's fun to be able to say, "Listen, that's a robin singing, and that's a house finch.
KEYWORDS: Carpodacus mexicanus, dominance behavior, house finch, plumage coloration.
It contains numerous fascinating examples of invasions, like classic studies on starlings, muskrat, house finch, gypsy moth, cheatgrass, rinderpest, etc.
A study in the US found the house finch and black-chinned hummingbird in particular preferred to set up home in louder places.
He and his collaborators have been watching the house finch populations that moved into Alabama and Montana 20 to 30 years ago.
2 -- color) A young house finch is fed with a syringe.
In recent years, FeederWatchers have helped track the spread of a disease that has devastated house finch populations.