Sounds of the House Finch
Shortcut: Warble ending with a harsh, descending note
Song: Song is a cheery, musical warble lasting several seconds, often ending with a harsh, descending note. In the presence of a female, males may sing an excited, more continuous version. Females occasionally sing simplified songs.
Call: A common call is a nasal wheet or seet, sometimes given sharply, other times in a more drawn-out manner. Another distinctive call sounds like chi-chuwee.
Bird songs copyright 2011 by Lang Elliott. Song descriptions adapted from the book Common Birds and Their Songs (Lang Elliott, 1998: Houghton Mifflin Company) and other material by Lang Elliott. Contact: Nature Sound Studio. Photographs copyright 2011 by Brian Small and Robert Royse. All rights reserved.