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The Bullfinch

The Bullfinch Birds
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Stock #: 394029
Type: Postcard
Era: Divided Back
Publisher: Raphael Tuck & Sons
Postmark: 1911 Dec-21
PM City: Moline
PM State: IL
Stamp: 1c
Size: 3.5" x 5.5" (9 x 14 cm)

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This handsome finch has the gift of imitating correctly the songs of other birds, and can also be taught to play a tune. In their wild state Bullfinches do much injury during the spring to currant and gooseberry bushes, cherry trees, and plum trees, by devouring their flower buds. The Bullfinch builds a nest of fine root fibres, lined with hair, fixed on a platform of twigs, placed on a low branch of a tree with much foliage. The eggs are four to five in number, and are pale blue, speckled and streaked with purplish-grey and dark brownish purple