Grey-headed bullfinch

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Grey-headed bullfinch
Grey-headed Bullfinch.jpg
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Fringillidae
Genus: Pyrrhula
Species: P. erythaca
Binomial name
Pyrrhula erythaca
Blyth, 1862
Egg of Pyrrhula erythaca MHNT

The grey-headed bullfinch (Pyrrhula erythaca) is a species of finch in the Fringillidae family.

It is found in Bhutan, China, India, Myanmar, Nepal, and Taiwan. Its natural habitats are boreal forests and temperate forests.

Taxonomy[edit]

The taxonomy was described in 2001 by Arnaiz-Villena et al. All birds belonging to the genus Pyrrhula have a common ancestor in the Pine Grosbeak (Pinicola enucleator).[2][3][4][5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Pyrrhula erythaca". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013. 
  2. ^ Arnaiz-Villena, A; et al (2001). "Phylogeography of crossbills, bullfinches, grosbeaks,and rosefinches". Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences 58: 1159–1166. doi:10.1007/pl00000930. 
  3. ^ Arnaiz-Villena, A; Gómez-Prieto P; Ruiz-de-Valle V (2009). "Phylogeography of finches and sparrows". Nova Science Publishers. ISBN 978-1-60741-844--3. 
  4. ^ Arnaiz-Villena, A.; Moscoso, J.; Ruiz-del-Valle, V.; Gonzalez, J.; Reguera, R.; Wink, M.; Serrano-Vela, J. I. (2007). "Bayesian phylogeny of Fringillidae birds: status of the singular African oriole finch Linurgus olivaceus and evolution and heterogeneity of the genus Carpodacus". Acta Zoologica Sinica 53 (5): 826–834. Retrieved 14 December 2009. 
  5. ^ Arnaiz-Villena, A; Moscoso J; Ruiz-del-Valle V; González J; Reguera R; Ferri A; Wink M; Serrano-Vale JI (2008). "Mitochondrial DNA Phylogenetic Definition of a Group`of "Arid-Zone" Carduelini Finches". The Open Ornithology Journal 1: 1–7. doi:10.2174/1874453200801010001.