Backyard Birds

Brown Bullfinches (Pyrrhula nipalensis)

The Brown Bullfinch (Pyrrhula nipalensis) is a little-known finch. It is endemic to Bhutan, China, India, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Taiwan, and Vietnam.

Its natural habitats are temperate forests and subtropical or tropical moist montane forests. They are usually seen in pairs or groups.


The Brown Bullfinch is relatively small averaging 16.5 cm in length. It has a greyish head, nape and breast.

Diet / Feeding

Its diet consists of nuts and native confers.

Finch InformationIndex of Finch SpeciesPhotos of the Different Finch Species for IdentificationCommon Health Problems of FinchesFinch / Canary Diet / Nutrition

Finch Data: Range, Length, Clutch-size and Incubation Periods for each Finch Species


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