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EURASIAN BULLFINCH (Pyrrhula pyrrhul) male at Broadmeadow Estuary, Swords, Co. Dublin, Ireland
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The Eurasian Bullfinch (Pyrrhula pyrrhul) is of the finch family Fringillidae which is in the genus Pyrrhula.
This stocky species breeds in the temperate regions
of Europe and Asia. Northern populations are migratory and move to
southern Eurasia for the winter. Unlike most other finches, bullfinches
don't form winter flocks. Normally encountered singularly or as a pair
but a small family group, usually comprising less than 10 individuals,
can be seen in late autumn/winter.