Bullfinch

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

True bullfinches[edit]

The true bullfinches are thick-billed finches in the passerine family Fringillidae. They comprise the genus Pyrrhula. These birds are distributed across Asia and Europe mainly in temperate forests, and exclude similar-looking birds found in the Americas. They Old World Pyrrhulae include the following:

New World tanagers[edit]

There is an unrelated group of New World passerine birds also called bullfinches because of their superficial resemblances to the Old World Pyrrhula species. They 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:

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Azores bullfinch". eBird. Cornell University. Retrieved 2 July 2019.
  2. ^ "Barbados bullfinch". eBird. Cornell University. Retrieved 2 July 2019.
  3. ^ "Cuban bullfinch". eBird. Cornell University. Retrieved 2 July 2019.

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