The House Finch’s song is a joyous warble. These flighty birds move around frequently, never staying in one spot for long.

We observed this male engaged in a thorough preening.

The House Finch's song is a joyous warble. These flighty birds move around frequently, never staying in one spot for long. This male finch is puffing up his feathers in preparation for preening.
The House Finch’s song is a joyous warble. These flighty birds move around frequently, never staying in one spot for long. This male finch is puffing up his feathers in preparation for preening.
Birds have an amazing ability to contort their bodies in order to thoroughly groom themselves. This little House Finch has twisted his head all the way around in order to reach the feathers on his back.
Birds have an amazing ability to contort their bodies in order to thoroughly groom themselves. This little House Finch has twisted his head all the way around in order to reach the feathers on his back.
This House Finch has just completed a thorough preening of his feathers, and has now begun working to clean his toes.
This House Finch has just completed a thorough preening of his feathers, and has now begun working to clean his toes.

Observation Details

CountyDenton
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CityCarrollton
DateApril 26, 2005
Time of DayNoon
TemperatureWarm (70-89°F/21-32°C)
WeatherCloudy
HabitatResidential-Single Family
Type of BehaviorGrooming
GenderMale
MaturityAdult
ObserverChris Jackson