Eurasian Bullfinch
Pyrrhula pyrrhula

– small passerine, slightly larger than House Sparrow
– diurnal migrant
– migrates singly or in small flocks


Eurasian Bullfinch Pyrrhula p. pyrrhula, AD F
BIF2370, 15/12/2018, Werbeliner See, Germany, Mathias Putze

Eurasian Bullfinch Pyrrhula p. pyrrhula, AD F
BIF2371,115/12/2018, Werbeliner See, Germany, Mathias Putze

Eurasian Bullfinch Pyrrhula pyrrhula ssp., AD F
BIF2372,28/12/2013, Havelland, Germany, Mathias Putze

Eurasian Bullfinch Pyrrhula p. pyrrhula, AD M
BIF2374, 15/12/2018, Werbeliner See, Mathias Putze

Eurasian Bullfinch Pyrrhula p. pyrrhula, AD M
BIF2375, 15/12/2018, Werbeliner See, Mathias Putze

Eurasian Bullfinch Pyrrhula p. pyrrhula, AD M
BIF2376, 15/12/2018, Werbeliner See, Mathias Putze


Eurasian Bullfinch Pyrrhula p. pyrrhula, social call
BIF2377, 17/12/2017, Werbeliner See, Germany, Patrick Franke


Eurasian Bullfinch Pyrrhula pyrrhula europaea, contact call
BIF2378, 13/08/2017, Sachsendorf, Germany, Patrick Franke


Eurasian Bullfinch Pyrrhula pyrrhula europaea, social call
BIF2379, 09/02/2018, Südheide, Germany, Patrick Franke


Eurasian Bullfinch Pyrrhula pyrrhula europaea, AD M, social call
BIF2380, 27/05/2018, Kostelní vrch, Czech Republic, Patrick Franke


Eurasian Bullfinch Pyrrhula p. pyrrhula, AD F, social call
BIF2576, 18/12/2017, Werbeliner See, Germany, Patrick Franke


Eurasian Bullfinch Pyrrhula p. pyrrhula, social call
BIF2577, 03/02/2008, Leipzig, Germany, Patrick Franke


Eurasian Bullfinch Pyrrhula p. pyrrhula, social call
BIF2578, 28/12/2009, Greifswalder Oie, Germany, Patrick Franke


Eurasian Bullfinch Pyrrhula p. pyrrhula, AD F, contact call
BIF2579, 22/12/2016, Greifswalder Oie, Germany, Patrick Franke

voice:
– at least two call types occur in the western palaearctic
– most striking difference is the space between fundamental and harmonics
– a clearer, quiet human-like whistle is supposed to belong only to ssp. europaea
– a more nasal, toy trumpet-like call is supposed to belong only to ssp. pyrrhula
– both utter similar single or series of very quite close contact calls like ‘bit’ during migration too

comparison species:
Brambling (v)
Hawfinch (v)
Pine Grosbeak (v)
Red Crossbill (v)

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