About the Bird Art:
The image is printed on Epson Premium Matte Paper with UltraChrome Ink; the color should last quite a long time. The print is then mounted on a cradled wood block and coated with a UV resistant protectant to prevent fading. Each block is signed and numbered on the back (the edition # you receive will vary). Ready to hang from a sawtooth hanger attached to the back. Watermarks will not appear on print. Color may vary (based on your monitor settings).
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4" x 4": $44, 6" x 6": $55
This listing is for a limited edition, fine art print of my original painting of a Bullfinch (Eurasian variety) called, “Sing With Me.”
This is a portrait of a gloriously punch-pink bullfinch. The males kind of look like a flying piece of cotton candy, don’t you think? Anywho…
Bird in a Box subscribers: this is the bird for July 2017.
About the Bird
From our Friends at the Beauty of Birds and Oiseaux Birds
The Bullfinch is a bulky bull-headed bird. The upper parts are grey; the flight feathers and short thick bill are black; as are the cap and face in adults (they are greyish-brown in juveniles), and the white rump and wing bars are striking in flight.
The adult male has red underparts, but females and young birds have grey-buff underparts.
European Bullfinch is a shy and quiet bird. It is often seen flying from bush to bush. It is fond of buds in winter and spring, and causes important damages in orchards.
It is often seen in pairs or in small family groups. They perch mainly within the tree cover, rarely on the ground. In spring, they may form flocks of about 50 birds.
European Bullfinch feeds mainly on buds in spring. It lands on the tip of the branch where the buds are, and then, it moves slowly towards the trunk. They feed on buds when they lack seeds.
Distribution / Range:
This bird breeds across Europe and temperate Asia. It is mainly resident, but many northern birds migrate further south in the winter.
Mixed woodland with some conifers is favoured for breeding, including parkland and gardens.
This species does not form large flocks outside the breeding season, and is usually seen as a pair or family group.
Breeding / Nesting:
It builds its nest in a bush, (preferably more than 4 metres tall and wide),mature stands of scrub, or tree, laying 4-7 eggs.
The European Bullfinch is peculiar among Passeriformes for having spermatozoa (sperm cells) with a rounded head and a blunt acrosome (Birkhead et al., 2006).