Bullfinch; facts about the bullfinch – in a nutshell !


A few bullfinch facts:-

– there are 4 varieties of bullfinch

– they can be found all over Europe, Asia and Japan

– they stay with the same partner all year, maybe for many years

– they have two or three broods of eggs each year

– females are dominant over the males

– they eat buds and their short stubby beaks are especially developped for this

– when they have young to feed they also catch insects

– English bullfinches tend to stay in the same area and do not venture far whereas other bullfinches can travel south when the weather is cold

– bullfinches in northern Europe are bigger and brighter than others


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Posted on 25/07/2013 by Catherine
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