Carpodacus mexicanus, commonly known as the House Finch, is a small passerine bird native to North America. It is a medium-sized finch, measuring 12–14 cm in length and weighing 15–24 g. It has a brown back, wings, and tail, and a grayish-brown breast. Its distinguishing features include a red forehead, crown, and throat, and a white line above the eye. It is found in open woodlands, gardens, and urban areas. Its lifespan is typically 2–3 years, and its current population is estimated to be around 200 million.
Name Origin: Carpodacus mexicanus, commonly known as the house finch, is a species of finch native to North America. The genus name Carpodacus is derived from the Greek words karpos, meaning "fruit", and dakos, meaning "dusky". The species name mexicanus is derived from the Latin word for Mexico, where the species is found.
Related Species: Passerina cyanea, Passerina amoena, Passerina versicolor, Passerina ciris