My hike this morning started with a serenade from several common house finches. Most of the chorus was hidden by vegetation, save for this gorgeous male atop a saguaro cactus.
These finches are almost entirely vegetarian and the stout bill makes seed-eating easy business. They also eat buds and fruits.
Check out the Cornell Lab of Ornithology to hear their delightful song.
House finch Haemorhous mexicanus (formerly Carpodacus mexicanus)
Saguaro cactus Carnegiea gigantea