Description, Biology, Life Cycle, Damage, Common Names, Images
- The bullfinch is common in mountain forests (conifer and mixed forests), parks, groves and gardens (*) .
- Lowland bullfinches are sedentary while mountain bullfinches may descend to the valleys to spend the winter. Behaviour is set by food resources between September and April. This species is rarely to be found in large numbers. Breeding occurs in wooded places (forests, orchards, gardens).
- Bullfinches are mainly vegetable-eating, feeding on seeds of wild herbaceous plants, maple (Acer), hornbeam (Carpinus), alder (Alnus), and buds of fruit trees.
- Eggs (4-5) are laid in May and others often during the summer.
- Bullfinches cause damage by removing buds, attacking both fruit trees (apple, pear, plum) and fruit bushes (currant, black currant).
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