Eurasian Bullfinch

European bullfinch

Both male and female Eurasian Bullfinches have distinctive black caps and beaks, gray backs, and black wings with white stripes. Males have bright red cheeks, breasts and bellies, and white bottoms. Females are usually gray or lighter-colored. 

  • Pyrrhula pyrrhula
  • Length: 6.5 in (17 cm)
  • Weight: 0.8 oz. (23 g)
  • Wingspan: 10 in (25 cm)


Eurasian Bullfinches usually live in Europe and Asia, but they occasionally arrive in Alaska and northwestern Canada.

Habitat And Diet

You can find Eurasian Bullfinches in backyards and parks, hedges, orchards, farms and fields, and scrub with scattered trees. They feed on seeds and the buds of fruit trees. If left unchecked, they can finish off fruit harvests in orchards. 

Eurasian Bullfinch Call/Song:


Nests of Eurasian Bullfinches are often found in bushes or branches of trees. They are composed of twigs, moss, roots, and animal hair. The female lays around four to seven eggs that hatch within two weeks. 

Fun Fact:

Eurasian Bullfinches are simply known as “Bullfinch” since they are the first birds to bear that name.