House Finch
(Carpodacus mexicanus )

House Finch

House finches are widespread and found in a variety of habitats. As their name indicates, they are common around urban areas. The population trend of house finches is unknown. Nesting occurs from March-July. Compact nests are often located near houses in shrubs, trees, or cacti. The females incubate the eggs for 13 days and will raise two broods. The young leave the nest after about 15 days. Often the same nest will be used each year. These birds are gregarious and often flock to feeders. They sometimes live in orchards and feed on ripened fruits.

In the Red Cliffs Desert Reserve, house finches are common year-round.

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