Range. - United States west of the Plains and from Oregon and Wyoming to Mexico.

This is one of the best known of western birds, and nests commonly in all situations from trees and bushes to vines growing on porches. Their nests are made of rootlets and grasses and are lined with horse hair. Their nesting season includes all the summer months, they raising two and sometimes three broods a season. The three to five eggs are pale greenish blue with a few sharp blackish brown specks about the large end. Size .80 x .55.

Greenish blue

Greenish blue.

Greenish blue

Greenish blue.

519 House Finch Carpodacus Mexicanus Frontalis 1037

518-519

519b. San Lucas House Finch. Carpodacus Mexicanus Ruberrimus

Range. - Southern Lower California. A slightly smaller variety of the preceding.

519c. San Clemente House Finch. Carpodacus Mexicanus Clematis

Range. - San Clemente and Santa Barbara Islands. Somewhat darker than the last.