Cassin’s Finch Images, Facts and Information:
- Cassin’s Finches are small songbirds with stout bills, males are a rosy pink overall with bright red on their crowns, females are primarily brown and white.
- Some Cassin’s Finches are year round residents in their range and some are medium distance migrants.
- During the breeding season Cassin’s Finches prefer mature forests of pines, firs and spruce of the interior west of North America although some breed in sagebrush steppes that include junipers. They winter at lower elevations.
- Cassin’s Finches are primarily seed eaters but they do eat aspen buds, cottonwood buds, seeds of ponderosa pines, mulberries, pyracantha, grapes and during the summer they also consume insects, moths, butterflies and their larvae.
- Cassin’s Finch populations are declining by about 2% per year, it is believed the decline is caused by logging.
- Male Cassin’s Finches often mimic the calls and songs of other birds species and add them to their own songs.
- Cassin’s Finches lay 4 to 6 eggs which hatch in 12 to 14 days. Females incubate and they are monogamous.
- A group of finches can be called a “company”, “trembling” and “charm” of finches.
- Cassin’s Finches can live up to 7 years.
I hope you enjoy viewing my Cassin’s Finch photos.