As there is no mention in The Handbook of British Birds of a female Greenfinch (Chloris ch. chloris) singing, the following may be worthy of note. 1 have in my garden near Crawley, Sussex, a nest of this species in a cypress-tree, which hatched on May 21st, 1946. On that day, as I passed beneath the nest I heard a strange song, which, on examination, I found to come from the female Greenfinch sta...

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