Bullfinch


Bullfinch

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.


Identification

Male
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.
Female
Similar in build but with pale pink- buff breast and pinkish grey back.
Size
14 - 15cm
Bill
Black, short and stubby.
Habitat
Gardens, heaths, woods, hedges.
Behaviour
Flits, takes off & landing on vegetation
Flocking
1 - 2
Flight
Undulating
Voice
Soft sad hue

Breeding & Feeding

Nest
Twig platforms in bushes.
Eggs
Lays 4-5 eggs on average, eggs are pale blue spotted purple.
Incubation Period
12 – 14 days
Broods
1 - 2; April - May
Food
Buds, seeds, peanuts & pine nuts
UK Breeding Pairs
Breeding pairs UK 200,000

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