Monday, May 9, 2016

Watercolor Birds #12: House Finch

Also known as Birdie Sanders

Today's bird is the very common House Finch. It is a male, and probably a bit redder than it should be. I like the finches, even though they're not as spectacular as some other birds, and their song is not quite as pretty as that of the Field Sparrow, the Eastern Towhee, or the Carolina Chickadee. 
Here's what has to say about the House Finch:
The House Finch is a recent introduction from western into eastern North America (and Hawaii), but it has received a warmer reception than other arrivals like the European Starling and House Sparrow. That’s partly due to the cheerful red head and breast of males, and to the bird’s long, twittering song, which can now be heard in most of the neighborhoods of the continent. If you haven’t seen one recently, chances are you can find one at the next bird feeder you come across.

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