House Finch in Winter

male house finch perched on a branch in winter
Male house finch. Image by Bryan Hanson from Pixabay
female house finch on a peanut feeder
Female house finch. Photo by Tammy Poppie.

Appearance: The house finch is a small bird about 5″ long, orange/red face chest and rump. Brown wings streaked with white. White belly with brown streaks. The Female and juvenile are brown with streaks of white.

Diet: Seeds, fruit.

Feeder food: Black oil sunflower seed is their favorite.

Habitat: House finches are found year-round in the western and eastern parts of the US. They prefer to live around human dwellings (buildings, backyard trees, and shrubs, barns). Also are found in parks and other urban areas.

Range Map

House finch range map.
House finch range map. Compliments of The Cornell Lab.