Long tailed grass finch,
delicate and cheery fellow,
trills his thrilling love song,
notes varying and mellow.
His normal fare is simply
what he finds of fresh grass seed
but when seasons make grass seed scarce,
insects and fruit will meet his need.
Jim captured this fine creature,
the patient man, quiet, waits.
The bird's ancestors were captured too,
sent to your United States.
He sings his song of courtship,
'Look, I'm a handsome boy',
dancing light on tiny toes
and seeming to enjoy.
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