Scientific name: Pyrrhula pyrrhula
Size: 15 to 17cm
Distribution: Found throughout UK except for the northern most tip of Scotland
Months seen: All year round. Some birds migrate to the UK from more northerly parts of Europe in winter
Habitat: Parks, gardens and woodland
Food: Seeds, fruit tree buds and some insects
Special features: The bullfinch has a short, stubby, black beak and a black head. The male has a bright red breast and a grey back. The female has a pale brown breast and underparts. Both the male and female have a white white bar on their black wings, and a white rump which is more obvious when they're in flight. Juvenile Bullfinches look similar to the females but lack the black head.