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Photo by Special to the Sentinel

A male and female House Finch show their different plumages while sharing a bird feeder. Female finches often choose the 
brightest-colored males for future mates.

The handsome House Finch

How do male house finches catch the female’s eye?

The spectacle of spring is upon us — birds singing, flowers blooming, bees buzzing.
And though you may not be aware, there are romantic dramas to rival the latest season of Downton Abbey taking place in your backyard.
Will Lady Mary choose Lord Gillingham or Charles Blake?
If she were a house finch, she would be flitting off into the bushes with whichever man had the reddest feathers.


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