Eurasian Bullfinch

Pyrrhula pyrrhula

Order

PASSERIFORMES

Family

Fringilline & Cardueline Finches (Fringillidae)

Code 4

EUBU

Code 6

PYRPYR

ITIS

Egg Color:

Pale blue with red brown flecks and markings



Number of Eggs:

4 - 6



Incubation Days:

12 - 14



Egg Incubator:

Female



Nest Location:

Low to high on branch of tree or set in bush or thickets.



Nest Material:

Moss, twigs, and lichen, with lining of hair, moss, and roots.



Migration:

Migratory



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General

Eurasian Bullfinch: Small finch with gray back and white rump. Cap is black and cheeks, breast, and belly are red. Wings are black with single white bar. Tail is black and slightly notched. Female is gray-brown.

Range and Habitat

Eurasian Bullfinch: Native to Europe and parts of Asia. Casual to accidental on the Aleutian, St Lawrence, and Nunivak Islands in the spring. Casual to accidental to coastal Alaska in the fall and winter. Preferred habitats include gardens, parks, hedges, agricultural areas, and scrub with scattered trees.

Breeding and Nesting

Eurasian Bullfinch: Four to six pale blue eggs flecked and marked with red brown are laid in a nest made of moss, twigs, and lichens, and lined with hair, moss, and roots. Nest is generally built on a tree branch or set in a bush or thicket. Incubation ranges from 12 to 14 days and is carried out by the female.

Foraging and Feeding

Eurasian Bullfinch: Eats mainly seeds and insects.

Vocalization

Eurasian Bullfinch: Makes various musical, grating warbles, including a flutelike call of "feww, feww."

Similar Species

Eurasian Bullfinch: None in range.

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BellyX
The ventral part of the bird, or the area between the flanks on each side and the crissum and breast. Flight muscles are located between the belly and the breast.
BreastX
The upper front part of a bird.
CapX
The area on top of the head of the bird.
RumpX
The area between the uppertail coverts and the back of the bird.
Parts of a Standing bird X
Head Feathers and Markings X
Parts of a Flying bird X