Name: Bullfinch

Scientific name: Pyrrhula pyrrhula

Category: Birds

Nature Stars: 50

What are nature stars?

About: A large finch of woodland, hedgerows, parkland and orchards: about 17cm long. Adult Bullfinches are recognised by their black cap, stubby black bill, black and white wing, black tail and square white rump: males are pink underneath, females are greyish brown.

How to identify: Unmistakeable if seen well.

Where: Widespread

Natural Superpowers

  • Predator: 10
  • Agility: 60
  • Rarity: 50
  • Cute factor: 70
  • Traveller: 10

Fantastic fact: Bullfinches eat tree buds, and were once considered a serious pest in orchards, where they were shot to protect the apple crop!

Photograph credit: Photo credit tbc

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