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PostSubject: Photo of the Week   Fri Dec 06, 2013 4:11 pm

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Bullfinches are usually secretive birds which confine themselves to wooded areas, but in winter they're often joined by Bullfinches from northern Europe. These migrant birds are far less shy than our own Bullfinches, and are stockier birds with more intensely coloured plumage. You can encourage them into your garden by putting some black sunflower seeds on your bird table, or on a tray off the ground.

Scientific name: Pyrrhula pyrrhula

Size: 15 to 17cm

Distribution: Found throughout UK except for the northern most tip of Scotland

Months seen: All year round. Some birds migrate to the UK from more northerly parts of Europe in winter

Habitat: Parks, gardens and woodland

Food: Seeds, fruit tree buds and some insects

Special features: The bullfinch has a short, stubby, black beak and a black head. The male has a bright red breast and a grey back. The female has a pale brown breast and underparts. Both the male and female have a white white bar on their black wings, and a white rump which is more obvious when they're in flight. Juvenile Bullfinches look similar to the females but lack the black head.
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PostSubject: Re: Photo of the Week   Sat Dec 14, 2013 5:34 pm

What a pretty, adorable little birdy.


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