Haemorhous mexicanus

House finch
Haemorhous mexicanus – house finch, Boulder, Colorado, April, 2020. A very plain, drab bird, at least by our standards, and I would barely have noticed it but for the gorgeous song it was singing. I do not know about the Atlantic canary (Serinus canaria), which is in the same family as the finch, but its domesticated descendants have nothing on this house finch. It just sat there, singing ceaselessly, until some ugly H. sapiens ran between us, apologizing for making so much noise. The bird flew away, and I muttered something entirely too polite. You may hear its song by following the link and pressing "Listen."