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    The House Finch (Haemorhous mexicanus) is an exceptionally adaptable species. Once restricted to the Southwest, it began to extend its range in the 1920s. Following the release of caged birds in New York in 1940, House Finches spread in the East. The birds nest in all sorts of beams of buildings and in the nests of other birds. In the West, Cassin’s Finch (Haemorhous cassinii) may be mistaken for this species or for the Purple Finch.

    Length: 5 – 5.5 inches

    Habitat: Deserts, scrubby ares, open forests, farmlands, towns, suburbs; at feeders

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