White-cheeked bullfinch

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White-cheeked bullfinch
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Fringillidae
Genus: Pyrrhula
Species: P. leucogenis
Binomial name
Pyrrhula leucogenis
Ogilvie-Grant, 1895

The white-cheeked bullfinch (Pyrrhula leucogenis) is a species of finch in the family Fringillidae.

It is found only in the Philippines. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist montane forests.

Taxonomy[edit]

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]

References[edit]

  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Pyrrhula leucogenis". 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.