Bullfinch

£17.50

Height: 12 cm (5″)

A plump finch with a large head, thick neck and short, bulbous bill. Its plumage appears soft and cap. 

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A plump finch with a large head, thick neck and short, bulbous bill. Its plumage appears soft and cap.  The wings ,tail and bib are glossy black. Has a white wing bar. The male has rose coloured face the female is pinkish grey. Back is grey. A rather secretive bird, seldom seen far from cover.  Can be seen in pairs after the breeding season and will join small family groups. Main food is native tree buds but will also eat seeds of plants such as dandelion. Call is a soft but distinctive ‘peu,peu’ its song is a quiet, creaking or piping warble.

Additional information

Weight .3 kg

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