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Wild Bird Guide : Bullfinch
Bullfinch – Pyrrhula pyrrhula
The Bullfinch is an unmistakable visitor to your garden and can be seen all year across the UK with the exception of the far north & west of Scotland.
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Portly, bull necked bird the male bullfinch is distinctive with its bright pink breast and strong black crown cap, the upper back is pale grey and the rump is white. The wings are black, medium lengthen with a notch and have a bold white wing bar. The tail is also black with a white patch.
Similar in build but with pale pink- buff breast and pinkish grey back.
|Size||14 - 15cm|
|Bill||black, short and stubby.|
|Legs||Black: medium in length|
|Habitat||gardens, heaths, woods, hedges.|
|Behaviour||flits, takes off & landing on vegetation|
|Flocking||1 - 2|
|Voice||soft sad hue|
twig platforms in bushes.
lays 4-5 eggs on average, eggs are pale blue spotted purple.
12 – 14 days
12 - 18 days
1 - 2; April - May
buds, seeds, peanuts & pine nuts
|UK breeding pairs||
breeding pairs UK 200,000