Definition of House finch
1. Noun. Small finch originally of the western United States and Mexico.
Generic synonyms: Finch
Group relationships: Carpodacus, Genus Carpodacus
Lexicographical Neighbors of House Finch
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. ..."