Bullfinch

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Bullfinch

(Science: zoology) a bird of the genus Pyrrhula and other related genera, especially the P. Vulgaris or rubicilla, a bird of Europe allied to the grosbeak, having the breast, cheeks, and neck, red.

as a cage bird it is highly valued for its remarkable power of learning to whistle correctly various musical airs. Crimson-fronted bullfinch.

(Science: zoology) see Burion. Pine bullfinch, the pine finch.