Red-headed bullfinch

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Red-headed bullfinch
Red-headed Bullfinch.jpg
Male (♂) from Neora Valley National Park
Red-headed Bullfinch Pangolakha Wildlife Sanctuary East Sikkim India 12.02.2016.jpg
Female (♀) from Pangolakha Wildlife Sanctuary
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 family Fringillidae, found all across the Himalayas and adjacent highlands. It is found in Bhutan, northern India, Nepal and adjacent southern 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. PMID 11529508. 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.