Bullfinch
Pyrrhula pyrrhula

f6.3 @ 1/1600s, ISO:1000, Nikon D300 w 500mm


"Eurasian Bullfinch," Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The bullfinch is a bulky bull-headed bird. The upper parts are grey; the flight feathers and short thick bill are black; as are the cap and face in adults (they are greyish-brown in juveniles), and the white rump and wing bars are striking in flight. The adult male has red underparts, but females and young birds have grey-buff underparts. The song of this unobtrusive bird contains fluted whistles.This bird breeds across Europe and temperate Asia. It is mainly resident, but many northern birds migrate further south in the winter. Mixed woodland with some conifers is favored for breeding, including parkland and gardens.
Kuhmo, Finland
 
07/21/2012