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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BIRD SUET THISTLE BLACK OIL SUNFLOWER SEED CARDINAL * * BLACK-CAPPED CHICKADE * * CAROLINA CHICKADEE * * HOUSE FINCH * * PURPLE FINCH * * NORTHERN FLICKER * AMERICAN GOLDFINCH * * BLUE JAY * * DARK-EYED JUNCO * NUTHATCH * * PINE SISKIN * * WHITE-CROWNED SPARROW * HOUSE SPARROW * TUFTED TITMOUSE * * TOWHEE * DOWNY WOODPECKER * * HAIRY WOODPECKER * * RED-BELLIED WOODPECKE * * CAROLINA WREN * * HOUSE WREN * *
As I was walking my dog early the next morning, the first birds I saw were a pair of singing house finches. Unbelievable.
"House Finch eye disease gave us an opportunity to test this-and we were surprised to see it actually become worse rather than milder," Dhondt stated.
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 = 0.07, P > 0.05 and t = 1.47, P > 0.05, respectively), however, in the House Sparrow, infected individuals had a higher mean body weight (t = 2.71, P < 0.01)(Table 2).
Therefore, I monitored the portion of postn atal growth of House Finches that occurred in the nest by routinely measuring seven morphological traits.
KEYWORDS: Carpodacus mexicanus, dominance behavior, house finch, plumage coloration.
Male mate choice and the evolution of female coloration in the house finch. Evolution 47:1515-1525.
Overall prevalence in American robin (Turdus migratorius), house finch (Haemorhous mexicanus), and house sparrow (Passer domesticus) carcasses ranged from 18% to 22%.
A US study found the house finch and blackchinned hummingbird preferred louder places.
He and his collaborators have been watching the house finch populations that moved into Alabama and Montana 20 to 30 years ago.