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House Finch -- Haemorhous mexicanus More
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1 Adult Male  

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William V Ward
Jean P Ward
27 May 1986 at 10:45

    Geography
  • United States
    California
    Sacramento County
    Locality
  • 10.0 km S of Willows; Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge
    Latitude/Longitude
  • 39.5   -122.2
    Elevation
  • 91 meters
    Habitats
  • Creek
  • Forest
  • Deciduous Forest
  • Swamp
  • Pond
    Features
  • Thicket/Brush
  • Second-growth
  • Scrub
    Channels
  • Mono
    Sampling Rate
    Bit Depth
    Recorders
  • SONY TC-D5M
    Microphones
    Accessories
  • Parabola 45.7cm/11.4cm (18in/4.5in)
    Equipment Note

NOTES: (Species Sound: Frequent; Breeding Status: Territorial Paired; Cover Den: Thick; Strata: song perch; General Climate: Arid; Format: 1/2 TRK stereo; Noise Reduction: Dolby B 1C; Bias: metallic; Equalization Type IV,70US)
-12db.
This is the only finch listed at this refuge. So I recorded it because some of my associates claim I have a Purple finch instead of a House Finch. This takes care of them. Actually, there is enough intraspecific variation up and down the coast so that it is, indeed, easy to get into a controversy. I'll admit I have a hard time separating the finches anyway! I have less trouble with the Cassin Finches, and am careful to tape them at the higher altitudes, such as Missoula, Montana, where everyone knows they are Cassin's.

BNA: The male song is heard. CZ 23/07/2004.

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