Monday, February 11, 2013

House Finches: scarlet and brown feeder birds

House Finches frequently visit our backyard bird feeder in Regina, Saskatchewan — and when they perch nearby in the sun, the males' feathers are amazingly bright!  

The male House Finch has a brown crown and bright markings on his head, chest and back — the latter is often visible as a flash of red between his wings. The female, as below, is a more subdued brown and white bird. 

Male House Finch; backyard: photo Shelley Banks
Male House Finch; backyard   © SB
Female House Finch; backyard: photo Shelley Banks
Female House Finch; backyard   © SB

What are these? House Finches.  
Location: Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada. 
Photo dates: February 8, 2013. 


1 comment:

  1. I adore these little peeps... one of my favourites for sure. :)


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