Utah Bird Profile
  House Finch - Carpodacus mexicanus

Name Roots: (Gr. carpos, "fruit"; dacos, "biting" - of Mexico)

In Utah:   
by Kendall Brown

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characteristic behaviors:
Nests in a deciduous tree or in a shrub or in a building at a height of 5-35 feet, in a cup or cavity nest. This species is an uncommon cowbird host. During the breeding season, this species is a frugivore/granivore: ground gleaner. During the non-breeding seasons this species is a granivore: ground gleaner.
Habitat: Breeds in Utah in lowland riparian and urban habitats.
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