House Finch Haemorhous mexicanus (Müller, 1776)    Synonyms: Carpodacus mexicanus, HOFI.
Kingdom Animalia   >   Phylum Chordata   >   Class Aves   >   Order Passeriformes   >   Family Fringillidae   >   Genus Haemorhous   

Status:

This species has undergone a major range expansion from the western U.S. in modern times. It is now found throughout the eastern U.S. and is expected throughout Maryland year-round.

Description:

Compare Purple Finch, which is much less common. Purple Finch breeds in far western Maryland and is an irruptive migrant and winter visitor.

Where to find:

Any bird feeder in our area, including urban and suburban habitats.

There are 694 records in the project database.

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A male House Finch in Pasadena, Maryland (4/29/2012). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

A House Finch in Queen Anne's Co., Maryland (12/29/2017). Photo by Jonathan Irons. (MBP list)

A House Finch in Queen Anne's Co., Maryland (1/27/2019). Photo by Jonathan Irons. (MBP list)

A male House Finch in Carroll Co., Maryland (12/26/2020). Photo by Barbara Speckart. (MBP list)

A pair of House Finches at Point Lookout SP in St. Mary's Co., Maryland (5/4/2008). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

A male House Finch in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (2/9/2008). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

A House Finch in Baltimore Co., Maryland (10/28/2012). Photo by Frode Jacobsen. (MBP list)

A House Finch in Harford Co., Maryland (1/24/2018). Photo by Mary Sweet. (MBP list)

House Finch in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (3/13/2021). (c) Sergei Drovetski, all rights reserved. Photo by Sergei Drovetski. (MBP list)

A House Finch in Baltimore Co., Maryland (12/6/2018). Photo by Bob Cammarata. (MBP list)

A House Finch in Howard Co., Maryland (7/15/2015). Photo by Bonnie Ott. (MBP list)

A House Finch in Howard Co., Maryland (4/26/2017). Photo by Anthony VanSchoor. (MBP list)

A House Finch in Queen Anne's Co., Maryland (12/19/2018). Photo by Jonathan Irons. (MBP list)

House Finch in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (11/8/2020). (c) Dave, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Dave via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

A House Finch in Frederick Co., Maryland (10/22/2018). Photo by Mark Johnson. (MBP list)

A House Finch in Talbot Co., Maryland (8/31/2017). Photo by Jim Brighton. (MBP list)

House Finch in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (3/9/2021). (c) Sergei Drovetski, all rights reserved. Photo by Sergei Drovetski. (MBP list)

A female House Finch in Montgomery Co., Maryland (1/1/2018). Photo by Linda Lewis. (MBP list)

A flock of House Finches at a feeder in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (7/8/2007). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

A flock of House Finches on Assateague Island, Worcester Co., Maryland (11/12/2016). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

House Finch in Montgomery Co., Maryland (1/31/2021). (c) Stephen John Davies, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Stephen John Davies via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

A male House Finch in Montgomery Co., Maryland (1/23/2016). Photo by Max Wilson. (MBP list)

A male House Finch (showing range of orange coloration) in Harford Co., Maryland (10/30/2014). Photo by Matthew Addicks. (MBP list)

House Finch in Montgomery Co., Maryland (10/4/2021). (c) Stephen John Davies, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Stephen John Davies via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

An aberrant House Finch in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (4/2/2020). (c) Sergei Drovetski, all rights reserved. Photo by Sergei Drovetski. (MBP list)

A House Finch nest with young in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (4/22/2018). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

A House Finch nest with young in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (4/22/2018). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)


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