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Bird Guide: Bullfinch

Residing across most of the UK, the bullfinch can be most commonly found in woodland and flying in and out of hedgerows. Males have a beautifully striking pinki breast and cheeks with a black cap and tail, white rump and grey back. Females can be identified by their pale pinkie/orange breast. They feed maily on seeds, fruits and shoots, while parents will feed their young insects. 

Bullfinch

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Male Bullfinches can be easily identified by their bright pink breast and grey back, whilst the females can be identified by their pale pinkie/orange breast.

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Locations

Populations of Bullfinches can be found in most areas of the UK

Habitat

Woodland and farmland, also gardens, though they tend to hide under cover.

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Breeding


Bullfinch breeding season takes place between April and September. Nests are made of twigs and rootlets and tend to be positioned in a secure location, under thick cover. Bullfinches can lay up to three broods in a season with each containing 4-5 eggs. Eggs are blue with even darker blotches. The incubation period is 14-16 days.

Breeding

Size

Wingspan:
26 cm

Length:
16 cm

Diet

Seeds, fruits, shoots. Parents also feed insects to young birds.

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