Orange House Finch

A normal house finch with an orange one (photo by Marcy Cunkelman)

House finches normally have rosy red foreheads, chests, and rumps but occasionally you’ll see an orange one. He’s not a new species, he’s just a color variant.

The orange color might be temporary. Depending on what the house finch eats he could be red next year.

Find out how this happens in this vintage article entitled “Orange?

(photo by Marcy Cunkelman)

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