Tuesday, October 29, 2013

House Finch

The House Finch (Scientific name - Carpodacus mexicanus) is a bird found throughout most of North America.  It was first reported in 1941 in the Eastern U.S. and is believed to have originated from the illegal bird trade. 
 Males display red on their head and chest and have a streaked underbelly. Females do not have the red and are mostly brown streaked.

Top three photos taken in Abbotsford, B.C. in October 2013 and the bottom photo taken in August 2012 at the George C. Reifel Migratory Bird Refuge in Delta, B.C.

Female and Male at Feeder


  1. Such precious pictures..what is common is so often under valued.