House Finch Photo

You might guess, given its name, that the house finch (Carpodacus mexicanus) is a common bird. Indeed, the plants around Bill’s place were covered with these colorful, twittering, hyper little birds. The males had great coloration, deep reds and oranges, while the poor females had to settle for brown and gray. Birders and bird photographers view the house finch as something of a nuisance bird, but I had a good time trying to get them to sit still long enough for a picture.

House finch, male, Carpodacus mexicanus, Amado, Arizona

House finch, male.
Image ID: 22927
Species: House finch, Carpodacus mexicanus
Location: Amado, Arizona, USA

House finch, female, Carpodacus mexicanus, Amado, Arizona

House finch, female.
Image ID: 22899
Species: House finch, Carpodacus mexicanus
Location: Amado, Arizona, USA

Shot at Bill Forbes’ Pond at Elephant Head, which I visited and described recently.