Grey-headed bullfinch

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Grey-headed bullfinch
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Fringillidae
Subfamily: Carduelinae
Genus: Pyrrhula
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 family Fringillidae. It is sometimes known as Beavan's bullfinch.[2]

It is found in Bhutan, China, India, Myanmar, Nepal, and Taiwan (the Taiwan population has been found to possibly represent a distinct species, P. owstoni). Its natural habitats are boreal forest and temperate forest.


Molecular phylogeny indicates that species of the genus Pyrrhula have a common ancestor with the pine grosbeak (Pinicola enucleator).[3][4][5]


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Pyrrhula erythaca". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2012. Retrieved 26 November 2013.
  2. ^ Lepage, Denis (ed.). "Grey-headed Bullfinch". Avibase. Retrieved 25 August 2020.
  3. ^ Arnaiz-Villena, A; et al. (2001). "Phylogeography of crossbills, bullfinches, grosbeaks,and rosefinches" (PDF). Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences. 58 (8): 1159–1166. doi:10.1007/pl00000930. PMID 11529508. S2CID 6241573.
  4. ^ Arnaiz-Villena, Antonio; Gomez-Prieto, pablo; Ruiz-Del-Valle, Valentin (2009). "Phylogeography of finches and sparrows". Animal Genetics. 1: 55. ISBN 978-1-60741-844-3.
  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.