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.