Brooke Bond Tea Co. LogoPG Tips LogoTeacards.com logo
whitespaceAbout this sitewhitespaceArticles and FAQwhitespaceComplete set indexwhitespaceGreat BritainwhitespaceCanadawhitespaceSouth AfricawhitespaceRhodesia and East AfricawhitespaceUSAwhitespaceMiscellaneous itemswhitespaceBrooke Bond CollectableswhitespaceLinkswhitespaceLatest update

Great Britain

Set B4 - Bird Portraits - card information

10. Greenfinch

10. Greenfinch

This sociable finch, sometimes known as the green linnet, is more often seen in small flocks than alone. It is fairly common where there is an abundance of its favourite food: the seeds of flowers and weeds, and the grain which it gleans from the stubble fields. In winter it is fond of the stack-yard. The male is depicted. When he flies, bright patches of yellow are revealed on wings and tail; the female is not so bright in colour. The nest is placed in thick bushes - hawthorn, gorse, yew trees and holly - and is made of twigs and small thin roots and is lined with hair and feathers.