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Eurasian Bullfinch

(Pyrrhula pyrrhula)
Alternate name(s): "Bullfinch", "Common Bullfinch"
German name(s): "Gimpel", "Dompfaff", "Blutfink"

Size: 15-17 cm; wing span 22-28 cm
Weight: 16-40 g
Description     Classification     Distribution     Sightings     Photos     Breeding     Nest     Eggs     Behaviour     Food     Call/s

Physical description

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Taxonomy, classification

See Eurasian Bullfinch at Wikipedia .

Range, habitat, finding this species

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Sightings

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Photos

Race "europaea"

ADULT

MALE

Lateral view of a male Eurasian Bullfinch
[Kloster Himmerod, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany, August 2014]

Near-dorsal view of a male Eurasian Bullfinch (photo courtesy of D. Wilczynska)
[Ostrow Mazowiecka, Masovia, Poland, January 2017]

Dorsal view of a male Eurasian Bullfinch (photo courtesy of D. Wilczynska)
[Ostrow Mazowiecka, Masovia, Poland, January 2017]

FEMALE

Frontal view of a female Eurasian Bullfinch
[Kloster Himmerod, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany, August 2014]

Lateral view of a female Eurasian Bullfinch
[Kloster Himmerod, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany, August 2014]

Behaviour

Social behaviour: Territorial? Mobility: Sedentary/migratory Elementary unit: Pair/family clan

Eurasian Bullfinchs are a species of finch that does not form flocks outside the breeding season. They are usually found in small numbers, as pairs or family units.

Food, Diet

Adults: Seeds, buds Dependents: Regurgitated seeds Water intake: Regular

Like all finches known to us, Bullfinches are primarily seed-eaters.

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