Taiwan Firecrest

The Taiwan Firecrest is a small-bodied perching bird, resembling a warbler. Its total length is only 9 cm. It is the smallest of all the endemic bird species in Taiwan, and the most colorful member of its family, Regulidae, in the world.

The Taiwan Firecrest is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

The Taiwan Firecrest, also Taiwan Flamecrest, (Regulus goodfellowi) is a species of bird that is endemic to Taiwan. It usually inhabits evergreen trees in coniferous forests in cold areas, being the most common at elevations of 2500 m and up. It is found at altitudes ranging from 2,000 to 3,700 m. Alishan, Tayuling, Hehuanshan, Yu Shan, and the higher areas of Anmashan are good places to look for this bird. More

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The Taiwan Firecrest is primarily an insectivore and these birds are often seen nibbling on insects and their larvae on the branches and leaf sheathes of trees in coniferous forests, hovering and gleaning from leaf to stem. Weeds and berries may also be taken as food occasionally. Firecrests are very picky as to which type of tree to perch on and search for food, and usually prefer conifers (evergreens). More

* Taiwan Firecrest or Flamecrest, Regulus goodfellowi - in Taiwan. * Golden-crowned Kinglet, Regulus satrapa - in North America. * Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Regulus calendula - in North America. Regulus bulgarius is a prehistoric species known only from fossils. Its remains have been found in the Late Pliocene deposit of Varshets, Bulgaria. References - 1. More

Taiwan Firecrest (Flamecrest) Regulus goodfellowi - Quite common at Alishan, with smaller numbers at other nearby sites Muscicapidae Thicket (Snowy-browed) Flycatcher Ficedula hyperythra - A male seen at Chi Tou 18 Nov Vivid Niltava Niltava vivida - Seen in small numbers in mid to high elevation forest Monarchidae Black-naped Blue Monarch Hypothymis azurea - About 8 birds in total, occurring in a More

Flamecrest, also known as Taiwan Firecrest, is a common resident. References: Endemic Species of Taiwan, compiled by Greenland Ecology Conservation Association of R.O.C. www.gio.gov. More

Order : Passeriformes
Family : Reguliidae
Genus : Regulus
Species : goodfellowi
Authority : Ogilvie-Grant, 1906