TITLE

Bullfinch

PUB. DATE
January 2009
SOURCE
World Book Science Dataset;1/1/2009, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Encyclopedia
DOC. TYPE
Reference Entry
ABSTRACT
Bullfinch, a small bird of northern Europe related to the grosbeaks. It grows to five inches (13 cm) long. It lives in coniferous forests above 5,000 feet (1,500 m). The bullfinch's breast, cheeks, and throat are red. Its back is bluish-gray and it has a black crown and bill. The stout, conical bill is adapted to cracking seeds. The bullfinch also feeds on insects and berries. The female lays four to six greenish eggs in a cup-shaped nest. Both parents care for the young.
ACCESSION #
37309883

 

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