Male House Finch

Male House Finch (Carpodacus mexicana)

House Finch - male (Carpodacus mexicana)
Location: Kohala Coast, Big Island, Hawaii

Yesterday I posted a photo of a female House Finch (Carpodacus mexicana).   Here is a photo of her mate.   Like many other bird species, the plumage of the male House Finch is much more colorful than that of the female.  For this species, the color of the male's head and breast can vary from pale orange to bright red, like this individual.


Anele said...

Stunning pic! :)

BNS said...

Thank you, Anele.


2sweetnsaxy said...

Great picture. I envy that you have such colorful birds to photography.

BNS said...

Thank you, 2Sweet. Yes, we do have a lot of colorful birds here in Hawaii.


Nature Nut /JJ Loch said...

What a vivid pic!!! I love the finches birdsongs. Love having them around and always take time to watch them when they appear.


kml said...

Such classic poses - you captured thm beautifully!

BNS said...

@ JJ - Thanks. I love the finches, too. We have plenty of them here. They're some of our birdfeeder's best customers.

@ Kathy - Thank you. I guess they are classic bird poses, now that you mention it.