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Bird of the Month - Bullfinch

Bullfinch by Rosie Rees
Pyrrhula pyrrhula
9 years 2 months 9 days (Recorded in 1975)
Scrub, Deciduous woodland
Seeds of fleshy fruits (eg cherries), buds, shoots, young on invertebrates

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