Male House Finch
Finch photo from Cortes Island BC, Canada
The male House Finch (Carpodacus mexicanus) is easily recognised by his striking orange head plumage and distinctive song, females share the same lilting song but not the colourful outfit. Though originally native only to western North America House finches are now common throughout much of the continent due, at least partly, to human activities. There preferred diet of seeds make them a frequent visitors to many backyard bird feeders.