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House Finch
Carpodacus mexicanus
The House Finch (Carpodacus mexicanus) is a resident bird virtually all over the United States and northern Mexico. It can be common at bird feeders and is one of the very familiar birds in suburban gardens in many areas. The first two shots here, of male birds, were taken in March, 2005, near Austin, Travis Co., Texas. The birds were visiting a bird feeder near a blooming Texas Red Bud which offered some colorful perches. The shots were taken with a Canon EOS 1D Mark II and EF 600mm F/4 L IS lens and 2X extender.
The shot of the male on the cholla cactus at right was taken in Tucson, Pima Co., Arizona, in April, 2003, with a Canon EOS 10D and the same lens as above.
The shot of the female House Finch on the right was taken near the town of Lincoln in Lincoln Co., New Mexico, in November, 2005 with a Canon EOS 1D Mark II and EF 600mm F/4 L IS lens and 2X extender.
The male House Finch images in the next 3 shots were at Concan, Uvalde Co., Texas, in April, 2008. These shots were taken with a Canon EOS 1D Mark III and EF 600mm F/4 L IS lens and 2X extender.
 
The next 3 shots show images of female House Finches in Austin, Travis Co., Texas in December, 2008. These shots were taken with a Canon EOS 40D and an EF 800mm F/5.6 L IS lens.
The next 5 images of House Finches were taken in March, 2009, in Catalina, Pima Co., Arizona, with a Canon EOS 1D Mark III and EF 500mm F/4 L IS lens. Two of the images show a male feeding a female as part of courtship.
The pair of birds in the next two images are in a sort of courtship behavior whereby the male feeds the female.
House Finch
Carpodacus mexicanus
Charro Ranch Park,
Dripping Springs,
Hays Co., Texas
6 December 2013
House Finch
Carpodacus mexicanus
Charro Ranch Park,
Dripping Springs,
Hays Co., Texas
6 December 2013
House Finch
Carpodacus mexicanus
male
Murphy Ranch,
Travis Co., Texas
6 January 2015
House Finch
Carpodacus mexicanus
male
Murphy Ranch,
Travis Co., Texas
6 January 2015
House Finch
Carpodacus mexicanus
female
Ft. Hancock,
Hudspeth Co., Texas
16 January 2015
House Finch
Carpodacus mexicanus
male
Ft. Hancock,
Hudspeth Co., Texas
16 January 2015
House Finch
Carpodacus mexicanus
male
Dripping Springs,
Hays Co., Texas
6 March 2015
House Finch
Carpodacus mexicanus
at feeder,
Charro Ranch Park,
Dripping Springs,
Hays Co., Texas
3 May 2017