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House finch (male)
Carpodacus mexicanus

mexicanus
Male house finch in foothills paloverde. Ajo, AZ.

Size: 6 inches
Overall Color: brown
Occurrence: near water
Diet: seeds, blossoms, fruits, buds
Nest: opportunistic
Field Identification: thick short bill, dark streaking, red (sometimes yellow) on head, neck, breast, rump
Season: year-round


Kingdom: Animalia (Animals)
Phylum: Chordata (hollow nerve cord)
Subphylum: Vertebrata (backbone)
Class: Aves (Birds)
Order: Passeriformes
Family: 84 Fringillidae (finches)
Genus: Carpodacus
Species: mexicanus

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