|House finch (Haemorhous mexicanus)|
The American rosefinches that form the genus Haemorhous, are a group of passerine birds in the finch family Fringillidae. As the name implies, various shades of red are characteristic plumage colors of this group. They are found throughout the North American continent.
There have been a number of rosefinch radiations. One of the first to split off were the ancestors of the North American species and diverged in the Middle Miocene (about 14–12 mya) from the proto-rosefinches.
|Image||Scientific name||Common Name||Distribution|
|Haemorhous cassinii||Cassin's finch||western North America as far south as northern New Mexico and Arizona; also Southern California near Baja California.|
|Haemorhous purpureus||Purple finch||Canada and the northeastern United States|
|Haemorhous mexicanus||House finch||North America from southern Canada to the Mexican state of Oaxaca|
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