Bullfinch

Bullfinch is a name given to two groups of passerine birds.

True bullfinchesEdit

The true bullfinches are thick-billed finches in the passerine family Fringillidae. They comprise the genus Pyrrhula. These birds are restricted to the Old World, and they include the following:

New World tanagersEdit

There is an unrelated group of New World birds also named as bullfinches because of their superficial resemblances to the above species. These passerines were placed in the large bunting and American "sparrow" family Emberizidae, but are now considered tanagers (Thraupidae).

Four are in the genus Loxigilla:

In the genus Melopyrrha:

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Azores Bullfinch" (Encyclopedia Article). Ebird. Cornell University. Retrieved 2 July 2019.
  2. ^ "Barbados Bullfinch" (Encyclopedia article). eBird. Cornell University. Retrieved 2 July 2019.
  3. ^ "Cuban Bullfinch" (Encyclopedia Article). eBird. Cornell University. Retrieved 2 July 2019.

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