Jerry P. Clark Figure 1. House Finches (Carpodacus mexicanus)

Primary State Biologist
California Department of Food and Agriculture
Sacramento, California 95814

Scott E. Hygnstrom

Extension Wildlife Damage Specialist
Department of Forestry, Fisheries and Wildlife
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Lincoln, Nebraska 68583-0974

Fig. 1. House finches (left to right, female and male), Carpodacus mexicanus


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Figures 1, 3, and 4 are reproduced from Clark (1986).

Figure 2 was adapted from Robbins et al (1983) by David Thornhill, University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

For Additional Information

Beal, F. E. L. 1910. Birds of California in relation to the fruit industry. Pages 13-23 in Biol. Survey Bull. No. 30. US Dep. Agric.

Clark, J. P. 1986. Depredating birds. Pages 701-1 - 726-1 in J. P. Clark, ed. Vertebrate pest control handbook. Calif. Dep. Food Agric. Sacramento.

Palmer, T. K. 1970. The house finch and starling in relation to California’s agriculture. Pages 265-277 in Proc. of general meeting of the work group on granivorous birds. The Hague, Holland.

Palmer, T. K. 1970. House finch (linnet) control in California. Proc Vertebr. Pest Conf. 4:173-178.

Peterson, R. T. 1961. A field guide to western birds. Houghton Mifflin Co. Boston. 309 pp.

Robbins, C. S., B. Brunn, and H. S. Zim. 1983. Birds of North America. Golden Press. New York. 360 pp.


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