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.


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]


  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. PMID 11529508. 
  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.