Mobile bird identification
Bird Field Guide
Adult Male
The female Bullfinch is much duller than the male bird, however her heavy build, black cap and wings and white rump make her a distinctive bird.

Bullfinch

Pyrrhula pyrrhula
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Other Finches
Blue-grey head
White wing patches
Pink underside
Brown back
Dark wings
Mottled head
Orange breast
Dark spots on flank
White rump
Dark back and wings
Pale grey head
Pink breast
Orange-brown back
Pale red forehead
Dark wings
Black streaked breast
Tawny-buff face
Streaked brown back
Pink rump
Dark wings
Pink breast
Pink forehead
Small bill
Brown streaked body
Whitish streaked underside
Red face
Black and white head
Bright yellow on wings
Tawny brown back
Pale underside
Green-yellow body
Stout bill
Yellow wing bar
Large heavy finch
Dark around eye
Black cap
Yellow head and breast
Black and yellow wings
Yellow wings
White underside
Bright yellow forehead
Yellow breast
Green and black wings
Forked tail
Female brownish
Chaffinch
Brambling
Linnet
Twite
Redpoll
Goldfinch
Greenfinch
Siskin
Serin
Bullfinch
Crossbill
Hawfinch
Black cap, bill and nape
Bright red underside
Grey back
Black wings
White rump
Large heavy bill
Bright brown head
Brown body
Black wings
Whitish wing bar
Hooked, crossed bill
Red or green body
Dark wings
Dark eye
Habitat specific
Chaffinch
Brambling
Linnet
Twite
Redpoll
Goldfinch
Greenfinch
Siskin
Serin (Rare)
Bullfinch
Hawfinch
Crossbill
Bullfinch in flight
Female Bullfinch
Identification points of a Male Bullfinch
Black cap, bill and nape
Bright red underside
Grey back
Black wings and tail
White rump
Large heavy bill

The male Bullfinch is a large heavy looking bird with distinctive red breast, grey back, black wings and white rump.

Adult Female
Distribution:
The Bullfinch is a resident breeder in most of Europe and the UK.

Habitat:
Woodland, hedges, gardens and orchards.
Notes:
Once considered a pest in orchards due to it's diet of apple tree buds, the Bullfinch was persecuted until very rare in the UK. Numbers have recovered and the Bullfinch is now considered relatively common, although it can still a problem to gardeners. Despite their large bold appearance the Bullfinch can be surprisingly difficult to see and the bird is usually best seen at bird tables and feeders.
Order: Passeriformes

Family: Fringilladae

Genus: Pyrrhula

Species: P. pyrrhula
Male Bullfinch
Female Bullfinch
With his bright plumage the Male Bullfinch is unlikely to be mistaken for any other bird. Also note his large heavy bill and powerful build.
This image illustrates the 'washed out' appearance of the female, however her black parts are just as bright as the male and her wing bars can appear brighter and less grey than the males.
Greyish-white wing bars