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Eurasian Bullfinch

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  • Aptenodytes forsteri
  • Penguins

About the Eurasian Bullfinch

Also known as: Northern Bullfinch, Common Bullfinch, Bullfinch

The Eurasian Bullfinch, also known as the Common Bullfinch or simply Bullfinch, is a beautiful little bird of the finch family. Eurasian Bullfinches live across much of Europe and into temperate parts of Asia.

Male Eurasian Bullfinches have grey upperparts and rosy red underparts. Their wings are black with white bars. Females have greyish brown underparts. Eurasian Bullfinches have large heads and heavy finch bills.

Eurasian Bullfinches are shy and secretive, visiting feeding stations only when ample cover is available. They travel in small groups, not gathering in large flocks like other finch species.

Details & Stats

Hatched Added to Birdorable on: 18 July 2012
Scientific Name Pyrrhula pyrrhula
  • Passeriformes
  • Fringillidae
  • Pyrrhula
  • P. pyrrhula
Birdorable Family Finches
Conservation Status Least Concern
  • Least Concern (LC)
  • Near Threatened (NT)
  • Vulnerable (VU)
  • Endangered (EN)
  • Critically Endangered (CR)
  • Extinct in the Wild (EW)
  • Extinct (EX)
Source: IUCN Red List
(as of 28 September 2017)
Units: Imperial Metric
6.3 inches
10.2 inches
.74 ounces
Range West Europe East Europe North Europe South Europe West Asia Central Asia East Asia

International Names

  • 红腹灰雀 (Chinese)
  • hýl obecný (Czech)
  • Dompap (Danish)
  • Goudvink (Dutch)
  • punatulku (Finnish)
  • Bouvreuil pivoine (French)
  • Gimpel (German)
  • Ciuffolotto comune eurasiatico (Italian)
  • ウソ [uso] (Japanese)
  • Dompap (Norwegian)
  • gil (Polish)
  • Снегирь (Russian)
  • Camachuelo Común (Spanish)
  • Domherre (Swedish)

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