Regulus ignicapilla

This is the second smallest European bird at 9 to 10 cm. The Firecrest is greenish above and has whitish underparts. It has two white wingbars, a black eye stripe and a white supercilium. It has a crest, orange in the male and yellow in the female, which is displayed during breeding, and gives rise to the English name for the species. This is a restless species, constantly on the move as it searches for insects, and frequently hovering. It resembles the Goldcrest, but its bronze shoulders and strong face pattern are distinctive.

Picture of the Regulus ignicapilla has been licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution.
Original source: Jacob Arnold from sutton surrey, england
Author: Jacob Arnold from sutton surrey, england

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

* Regulus ignicapilla balearicus - von Jordans, 1924 * Regulus ignicapilla ignicapilla - Temminck, 1820 Verbreitung - Bevorzugtes Habitat - NadelwaldvergrößernBevorzugtes Habitat - Nadelwald Das Sommergoldhähnchen brütet vom extremen Süden Grossbritanniens nach Süden bis Spanien ud nach Osten bis in die baltischen Länder und auf die Balkanhalbinsel. Als Teilzieher ist das Sommergoldhähnchen mit seinen Unterarten in Europa, Westasien und in Nordafrika vertreten. More

Regulus ignicapilla Show machine tags (0) Hide machine tags (0) Additional Information All rights reserved Anyone can see this photo * * Taken with a Canon EOS Digital Rebel. More

Regulus ignicapilla madeirensis (0:29) Herman van Oosten XC37474 03-08-2009, Portugal Firecrest probably calls of juveniles, still being fed by parents. More

* Regulus ignicapilla balearicus Von Jordans 1923 Falco 19 Sonderheft p.3 Citation * Regulus ignicapilla caucasicus Stepanyan 1998 Zool.Zh. 77 p.1078 * Regulus ignicapilla ignicapilla (Temminck) 1820 Man.Orn..ed.2 1 p.231 * Regulus ignicapilla tauricus Redkin 2001 Ornitologiia 29 p.102 * Regulus goodfellowi Ogilvie-Grant 1906 BBOC 16 p. More

Order : Passeriformes
Family : Reguliidae
Genus : Regulus
Species : ignicapilla
Authority : (Temminck, 1820)