Female House Finch

Female House Finch

The female House Finch is not very colorful, an attribute shared by most bird species worldwide.

In the bird world, males must impress upon the females that they are worthy of mating. Therefore, the males do most of the singing and display and are the most colorful.

The fledgling males look a lot like the females. However, we frequently can tell the difference because the young males seem to have a pair of feathers sticking straight up from their heads, giving them a devilish look.

The House Finch is always welcome at our feeders and in the yard. We see them year-round, but they are most active in spring.

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