/bool"finch'/, n.1. a European finch, Pyrrhula pyrrhula, often kept as a pet, the male of which has a black, white, and bluish-gray back and a rosy breast.2. any of several related or similar birds.[1560-70; BULL1 (perh. in sense "bull-necked") + FINCH]bullfinch2/bool"finch'/, n.a hedge high enough to impede mounted hunters.[1825-35; of uncert. orig.]
* * *Any of several species of stocky, stout-billed songbird (family Fringillidae).Eurasia has six species of the genus Pyrrhula, all boldly marked. The common bullfinch (P. pyrrhula), 6 in. (15 cm) long, is black and white; the male has a pinkish orange underside. It has a soft warbling call and is a popular cage bird. Usually found in evergreen groves and hedgerows, it is notorious for eating the buds of fruit trees. The trumpeter bullfinch (Rhodopechys githaginea), of arid localities from the Canary Islands to India, is a pale bird with a blaring buzzy note.Common bullfinch (Pyrrhula pyrrhula)H.M. Barnfather/Bruce Coleman Ltd.
* * *▪ birdany of several stocky stout-billed songbirds of the family Fringillidae (order Passeriformes). Eurasia has six species of the genus Pyrrhula, all boldly marked. The common bullfinch (P. pyrrhula), 15 centimetres (6 inches) long, is black and white, and the male has a pinkish-orange underside. This species, usually found in evergreen groves and hedgerows, has a soft warbling call; it is a popular cage bird. The trumpeter bullfinch (Rhodopechys githaginea) of arid localities from the Canary Islands to India is a pale bird washed with pink; it has a blaring buzzy note.
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