Atlas of nesting birds in Bulgaria

Eurasian Bullfinch

(Pyrrhula pyrrhula)

Category of conservation concern (IUCN, 2020) – Least Concern

Population size: 15 000 – 25 000 pairs

Distribution pattern

With limited patchy distribution, concentrated in the higher parts of the mountains in the Rila-Rhodope Massif, Central and Western Stara Planina, Vitosha, Sredna Gora and with single breeding sites in the Eastern Stara Planina, the Eastern Rhodopes, etc.

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Breeding distribution 2013 – 2020 – The distribution and the estimation of the population size of the species for the period 2013 – 2020 is presented –

Comparative distribution of the species compared to the first breeding birds atlas (Iankov, 2007): Breeding locality until 2007 | Breeding locality until 2007, confirmed after 2015 – | New breeding locality after 2015. – The breeding localities after 2015 are identified on a base of raw data from


Breeds mainly in coniferous forests, as well as in mixed forests with abundant undergrowth of bushes and young coniferous trees. Less often in public parks and gardens (mainly of forest type) and other places with predominant tree vegetation, especially in mountain villages and areas with summerhouses at higher altitudes with rich undergrowth.

Trends in population changes for the period 2013-2020

Not analysed


Not analysed