Received: 23th October 2012 Distance: 1463 km (909 miles) Travel time: 8 days.
Thank you, Lana from Belarus!
Lana wrote a short message on the back:
Hi, my name is Lana. I’m from Minsk, Belarus. This fluffy bullfinch is flying to you! Enjoy the fall! Love, Lana.
I wrote a thank-you email back to her: Hi Lana. I do like all ‘Fauna of Belarus’ cards. These are so beautiful! This one I didn’t have yet, so I am very glad to receive it. Thanks a lot! Happy postcrossing.
The Bullfinch, Common Bullfinch or Eurasian Bullfinch (Pyrrhula pyrrhula) is a small passerine bird in the finch family Fringillidae. In Anglophone Europe it is known simply as Bullfinch, as it is the original bird to bear the name bullfinch.
The Bullfinch is a bulky bull-headed bird. The upper parts are grey; the flight feathers and short thick bill are black; as are the cap and face in adults (they are greyish-brown in juveniles), and the white rump and wing bars are striking in flight. The adult male has red underparts, but females and young birds have grey-buff underparts. The pleasant song of this unobtrusive bird contains fluted whistles.