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House finch (female)
Carpodacus mexicanus

House finch (female)
House finch (female)
House finch (female)
House finch (female)

Size: 6 inches
Overall Color: brown
Occurrence: non-forested areas
Diet: seeds, blossoms, fruits, buds
Nest: cup in various locations
Field Identification: thick short bill, brown with dark streaking, grayish belly with darker streaks, 2 wing bars
Season: year-round

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

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