The male house finch has a an orange red face, breast and rump with a brown cap. Brown markings behind the eyes, brown wings streaked with white, a white belly with brown streaks. They sometimes nest in cavaties and the female builds the nest. They usually have two broods per year. Typically they lay 4-5 pale blue eggs, the incubation period is 12-14 day with the female incubating. They are typically a non migrating bird but they do move around to find food. They eat seeds, fruit, leaf buds and will visit seed feeders. They are a very social bird and visit feeders in small flocks. They like nesting in hanging flower baskets. They have a loud cheerful warbling song. House finches were originally introduced in Long Island, New York from the western US in the 1940’s.