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Thursday, 27 March 2014

Bird Of The Day - The Bullfinch - Pyrrhula pyrrhula

 The Bullfinch - Pyrrhula pyrrhula

Bullfinch 5482


Bullfinch Female 39100


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 song of this unobtrusive bird contains fluted whistles.


The food is mainly seeds and buds of fruit trees, which can make it a pest in orchards. Ash and hawthorn are favoured in autumn and early winter If wild bird cover is planted for it, Kale, Quinoa and Millet are preferred, next to tall hedges or woodland.

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