Definition of bullfinch
: a European finch (Pyrrhula pyrrhula of the family Fringillidae) having in the male rosy-red underparts, blue-gray back, and black cap, chin, tail, and wings; also : any of several other finches
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Audet compared rural and urban bullfinches on the island and found the city birds had better cognitive abilities and problem-solving skills.
In the experiments, 18 out of 42 bullfinches in the lab hauled up their preferred food—in this case, birdseed—on a string.
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Definition of bullfinch for English Language Learners
: a small European bird
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Definition of bullfinch for Students
: a European songbird that has a thick bill and a red breast
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