House Finches are common visitors to backyard bird feeders. They love black oil sunflower and nyjer seeds.
Gray-brown overall with indistinct brown streaks.
Males have reddish color on head, throat and rump.
Small cone shaped bill.
Seeds and fruits. forages on the ground.
Prefers human created habitats including buildings, parks, yards.
Nests in trees.
Yes, Link for House Finch Nest Box
Some males will have yellow or orange color instead of the typical red color.
House Finches were brought from the Southwest to Long Island as caged birds. In 1940, a small population was released into the wild. They have since spread throughout the Eastern and Midwestern United States.
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