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Bullfinch

Observed: 14th January 2010 By: squirrelsquirrel’s reputation in Birdssquirrel’s reputation in Birdssquirrel’s reputation in Birds
bullfinch
Description:

seems to have growths on its legs?

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Common Bullfinch (Pyrrhula pyrrhula) interacts

Comments

sirhandle's picture

Bullfinches in North West

A popular spot and regular sighting of Bullfinches in the Northwest is Mere Sands Nature Reserve near Rufford. Very popular with the feeding tables there at the moment.

Just go out there and do it!!!

madasyernan's picture

Growths

I added a photo of a chaffinch with the same problem (growths)
RoyW explained a possible (likely)explanation. Check out

http://www.ispot.org.uk/node/15301

Hope it helps.

Sam, Student.

colhig17's picture

Yes I would say that it is

Yes I would say that it is likely to be the papilloma virus causing the warts on its legs, more commonly associated with chaffinches.

Colin

"Wildlife is for Everyone"

squirrel's picture

ok i see thanks for that, had

ok i see thanks for that, had also posted about how many birds where together, shows how said in sams post the importants of keeping the area clean

squirrel