Photography of Birds – Set # 74

Set # 74

House Finch (M)

House Finch (M)

House Finch (M)

House Finch  (M) (Morph)

House Finch (M) (Morph)

House Finch (M) (Morph)

Adults have a long, square-tipped brown tail and are a brown or dull-brown color across the back with some shading into deep gray on the wing feathers. Breast and belly feathers may be streaked; the flanks usually are. In most cases, adult males’ heads, necks and shoulders are reddish. This color sometimes extends to the belly and down the back, between the wings. Male coloration varies in intensity with the seasons and is derived from the berries and fruits in its diet. As a result, the colors range from pale straw-yellow through bright orange (both rare) to deep, intense red. Adult females have brown upperparts and streaked underparts.

© HJ Ruiz – Avian101

28 thoughts on “Photography of Birds – Set # 74

    • It has a lot to do, the pigments are acquired from the a series of berries and wild fruits. Thank you, Linda. 🙂

  1. absolutely stunning! beautiful captures, full of lively colors. thank you for sharing!🤍

    Follow @everythingtips for tips and recommendations if interested! It would mean a lot to me!🥺🤍

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