Fun Facts about the House Finch
- The House Finch originated in Mexico and in the 1940's was turned out in Long Island, NY
- The red color of the male House Finch comes from pigments that it gets in his food during molt.
- The more pigment of food the redder the male.
- Females prefer to mate with the reddest male they can find, perhaps assuring that they get a capable male who can find enough food to feed the little babies.
Kind of weird that I researched my eggs. I just wanted to know what we were in store for.