Adult Eurasian Bullfinch (subspecies P. p. pileata) in Geddington, Northants - March 2010
Featured Subspecies: Pyrrhula pyrrhula pileata
UK AMBER LIST / IUCN Red List: Least Concern
The Bullfinch is the largest of the more common finches, and the male in particular is quite a striking bird with a red breast and black cap. The female is duller, with a greyish brown replacing the bright red. They are relatively common and widespread, but not as numerous as goldfinch, greenfinch or chaffinch. Look out for them in small flocks, particularly in winter where its easier to see hedgerow birds - they tend to me more of a rural species than most of the other commoner ones.
Subspecies: P. p. pileata, P. p. europoea, P. p. iberiae, P. p. pyrrhula, P. p. rossikowi, P. p.caspica, P. p. cineracea, P. p. sassinii, P. p. griseiventris, P. p. rosacea
- Sighting Locations -
UNITED KINGDOM - Fairly common breeding resident (220,000 territories)