White-cheeked bullfinch

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White-cheeked bullfinch
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Fringillidae
Subfamily: Carduelinae
Genus: Pyrrhula
P. leucogenis
Binomial name
Pyrrhula leucogenis

The white-cheeked bullfinch (Pyrrhula leucogenis) is a species of finch in the family Fringillidae.

It is found in mountain regions of the Philippines, mainly on the two largest Philippine islands, Luzon and Mindanao.[2] It has also been reported on the island of Panay.[3] Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist montane forests. The bird's conservation status is 'least concern', although it is uncommon and has a very restricted range.


The taxonomy was described in 2001 by Arnaiz-Villena et al. All birds belonging to the genus Pyrrhula have a common ancestor: Pinicola enucleator.[4][5]


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2016). "Pyrrhula leucogenis". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2016: e.T22720659A94677072. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-3.RLTS.T22720659A94677072.en. Retrieved 12 November 2021.
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  4. ^ Arnaiz-Villena, A; et al. (2001). "Phylogeography of crossbills, bullfinches, grosbeaks, and rosefinches". Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences. 58 (8): 1159–1166. doi:10.1007/PL00000930. PMID 11529508. S2CID 6241573.
  5. ^ Arnaiz-Villena, A; Gómez-Prieto P; Ruiz-de-Valle V (2009). Phylogeography of Finches and Sparrows. Nova Science Publishers. ISBN 978-1-60741-844-3.

1. Cornell Lab of Ornithology Birds of the World.
2. Robert S. Kennedy et al., "A Guide to the Birds of the Philippines", Oxford University Press, 2013.