Birds of St. Charles County, MO
House Finch

House Finch
Carpodacus mexicanus

Size: 5"

Male: (Shown) Has a red-orange face, breast and rump, with a brown cap. Brown marking behind eyes. Brown wings streaked with white, and a white belly with brown streaks.

Female: Brown with heavily streaked white chest.

Juvenile: Similar to female.

Nest: Female builds cup nest, sometimes in cavities. Two broods per year.

Eggs: 4-5; pale blue, lightly marked

Incubation: 12-14 days; female incubates

Fledging: 15-19 days; male and female feed young

Migration: The House Finch can be found in St. Charles County year round.

Food: Seeds, fruit, leaf buds, and will visit seed feeders.

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