Definition of house finch in English:

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house finch

noun

A red-breasted brown finch, now common from Canada to Mexico and sometimes regarded as a pest.
  • Carpodacus mexicanus, family Fringillidae.
Example sentences
  • The clotheslines are adjacent to our vegetable and flower gardens (not to mention attendant weeds!) which I noticed were alive with catbirds, song sparrows, robins, a purple finch, house finches and goldfinches.
  • The whole backyard gang composed of those mentioned above, plus house finches, chickadees, goldfinches, titmice, grackles, redwings, and blue jays start around 5 pm with their bedtime snacks.
  • By the way, I've been called to task for not mentioning that safflower seed is very popular with cardinals, chickadees, blue jays, doves, house finches, wrens, titmice and even bluebirds.

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Syllabification: house finch

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