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The Linnet

Although of plain plumage, the linnet is a beautiful songster and is kept quite generally throughout Europe, its sweet, well modulated song and docile manners making a desirable cage pet. It has a marked ability for learning many amusing tricks. It is quite hardy and free from diseases and sings at almost all seasons of the year. It requires the same sized cage and the same general care as the canary. A male linnet is frequently mated with the canary and the young make excellent singers, though their plumage is not as fine as the Goldfinch and canary males.