National Geographic : 1938 Dec
BRIGHT-HUED PETS OF CAGE AND AVIARY () National Geographic Society A PLUMP BULLFINCH COUPLE CHAPERONS THREE PERKY, CHEERFUL CAGE MATES Though in the wild state it is no mimic, the engaging BULLFINCH (upper pair, male left) in cap tivity may easily be taught while young to whistle simple tunes. The LINNET, pleasing vocalist of the European finches, bobs on a twig (right), awaiting its turn at the bath. Eating out of the hand quickly becomes a habit with the pert little EUROPEAN SISKIN (lower left). The gay, sweet-voiced EUROPEAN GOLDFINCH (center, below) is far more brilliantly colored than the familiar American species. These four birds, like most of our smaller feathered pets, come from the Old World.