Red-headed bullfinch

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Red-headed bullfinch
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Red-headed bullfinch at Naora Valley National Park
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Fringillidae
Genus: Pyrrhula
Species: P. erythrocephala
Binomial name
Pyrrhula erythrocephala
Vigors, 1832

The red-headed bullfinch (Pyrrhula erythrocephala) is a species of finch in the Fringillidae family, found all across the Himalayas and adjacent highlands. It is found in Bhutan, India, Nepal, Pakistan and Tibet. Its natural habitat is temperate forests.


The taxonomy was described in 2001 by Arnaiz-Villena et al. All birds belonging to Genus Pyrrhula have a common ancestor: Pinicola enucleator.[2][3]


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Pyrrhula erythrocephala". 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" (PDF). 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.