Definition of House finch

1. Noun. Small finch originally of the western United States and Mexico.

Exact synonyms: Carpodacus Mexicanus, Linnet
Generic synonyms: Finch
Group relationships: Carpodacus, Genus Carpodacus

Lexicographical Neighbors of House Finch

house call
house calls
house cat
house cats
house centipede
house cooling party
house cricket
house crickets
house decorator
house detective
house divided
house door
house doors
house finch (current term)
house floor
house floors
house frau
house guest
house husband
house husbands
house keeper
house martin
house martins
house master
house mice
house mouse
house music

Literary usage of House finch

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. North American Birds Eggs by Chester Albert Reed (1904)
"San Clemente and Santa Barbara Islands. Somewhat darker than the last. 520. Guadalupe house finch. Carpodacus amplus. Range. ..."

2. Birds of California: An Introduction to More Than Three Hundred Common Birds by Irene Grosvenor Wheelock (1903)
"house finch, OR LINNET. — Carpodacus mexicanus frontali. ... THE house finch is popularly known throughout California as the Linnet, and is one bird for ..."

3. Check-list of North American Birds by American Ornithologists' Union (1910)
"house finch. [519.] Fringilla frontalis SAY, in Long's Exped., II, 1823, 40 (note). ... Guadalupe house finch. [520.] Carpodacus amplus RIDGWAY, Bull. Geol. ..."

4. The Bird Book: Illustrating in Natural Colors More Than Seven Hundred North by Chester Albert Reed (1914)
"Similar to the house finch, but deeper red and slightly larger. Their nesting habits and eggs are precisely like those of the house finch but the eggs ..."

5. Nests and Eggs of North American Birds by Oliver Davie (1900)
"The color is light bluish-green, dotted around the larger end with slate, lilac and blackish-brown. The average size is .84x.62. 519. house finch. ..."

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