Caucasus Eurasian Bullfinch

The Caucasus Eurasian Bullfinch (Pyrrhula pyrrhula rossikowi) is a small passerine bird in the finch family. It is related to the Pine Grosbeak.

The male Caucasian Eurasian Bullfinch has flame-coloured underparts and the female has greyish underparts. Its upperparts are grey, its flight feathers are black, its cap and face are black, and its rump and wing bars are white.

Caucasian Eurasian Bullfinch

Caucasian Eurasian Bullfinch

 

It measures about 14 centimetres (5 inches) tall.

The Eurasian Bullfinch is native to Europe and Asia. The Caucasus Eurasian Bullfinch is native to the Caucasus region, in countries such as Turkey, Iran, Georgia, Armenia, and Azerbaijan. It prefers mixed woodlands with some pine trees. It also likes parks and gardens.

It mainly eats seeds and buds of fruit trees.

It is mainly resident, not migratory, although some travel south in winter.

The Caucasus Eurasian Bullfinch does not form flocks, except in the breeding season. It is usually seen in pairs or family groups.

It builds its nest in a bush or tree. The female lays 4-7 eggs.

Caucasian Eurasian Bullfinch

Caucasian Eurasian Bullfinch

Caucasian Eurasian Bullfinch

Caucasian Eurasian Bullfinch

Caucasian Eurasian Bullfinch

Caucasian Eurasian Bullfinch

 

 

Photographer: Martina Nicolls

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