Recently, I spent some of my pocket money on a Chinese hawfinch, a bird also known as a Chinese grosbeak. It looks a bit like our female bullfinch as it has rusty red underparts. Like all finches, it has quite a large bill for cracking open seeds and nuts. Also it is similar to a bullfinch in size, and quite a bit less chunky than the European hawfinch I’ve got in my case. It has a dark black cap, a pale brown chest with orangey-brown underparts, a pale brown back and a black and white tail. The same seller had a crow like bird called a grey currawong but I thought that a small bird like the hawfinch would look better on my shelves.