Azores Bullfinch Pyrrhula murina


BirdLife International. 2009. Species factsheet: Pyrrhula murina. . Available at:

BirdLife International. 2015. European Red List of Birds. Office for Official Publications of the European Communities, Luxembourg.

Ceia, R. 2008. Monitorização da população de Priolo. Relatório da acção F6 do Projecto LIFE Priolo. Sociedade Portuguesa para o Estudo das Aves, Lisboa.

Ceia, R.; Heleno, R.; Ramos, J. A. 2009. Summer abundance and ecological distribution of passerines in native and exotic forests in São Miguel, Azores. Ardeola 56(1): 25-39.

Ceia, R.S., Sampaio, H.L., Parejo, S.H., Heleno, R.H., Arosa, M.L., Ramos, J.A. and Hilton, G.M. 2011. Throwing the baby out with the bathwater: does laurel forest restoration remove a critical winter food supply for the critically endangered Azores bullfinch? Biological Invasions 13: 93-104.

LIFE Priolo Project. 2007. Priolo: an endangered species, a threatened habitat.

Ramos, J. 1995. The diet of the Azores Bullfinch Pyrrhula murina and floristic variation within its range. Biological Conservation 71: 237-249.

Ramos, J. A. 1996. Action plan for the Azores Bullfinch (Pyrrhula murina). In: Heredia, B.; Rose, L.; Painter, M. (ed.), Globally threatened birds in Europe: action plans, pp. 347-352. Council of Europe and BirdLife International, Strasbourg.

Ramos, J.; Farragola, A. J.; Hilton, G. 2005. Priolo census data analysis 1991-2005: preliminary report on action F6 of Project LIFE/Priolo, LIFE NAT/P/000013.

SPEA. 2009. Species Guardian Action Update February 2009: Azores Bullfinch Pyrrhula murina 1st Progress report. Available at: #

Teodósio J.; Ceia, R.; Costa, L. 2009. Species Action Plan for the Azores Bullfinch Pyrrhula murina in the European Union. 19. Available at:

Teodósio, J. 2005. O Priolo e a Flor de Laranjeira. Pardela 24: 8-9.

Teodósio, J. 2006. Monitorização uma ferramenta essencial. Pardela: 8-9.

Veríssimo, C. 2013. Monitorização de Priolo Pyrrhula murina 2012. Sociedade Portuguesa para o Estudo das Aves, Lisboa.

Further resources

Action Plan

Detailed species account from Birds in Europe: population estimates trends and conservation status (BirdLife International 2004)

Detailed species account from Birds in Europe: population estimates, trends and conservation status (BirdLife International 2004)

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Management Plan

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BirdLife International (2020) Species factsheet: Pyrrhula murina. Downloaded from on 26/11/2020. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2020) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 26/11/2020.