Scientiphic name: regulus ignicapillus
The Firecrest is about 8 cm long. It has green upperparts and whitish underparts, black eyes, black moustache and crown-sides. It has an orange-yellow crest and a white supercilium that makes it different from the Goldcrest.
Goldcrest Flamecrest Ruby-crowned Kinglet
the Firecrest jumps and flapps through evergreen trees branches with quick and nervous movements. In winter it forms mixed flocks with tits, finches and goldcrests.
Insects in summer and seeds in winter.
a pitched and subtle zi zi zi.
It nests on trees, laying about ten eggs. The nest is made of straw, cobwebs and moss.
The Firecrest lives in Central-North Europe, but sometimes flies to warmer zones in winter. Its habitat are woods (mainly coniferous woods). It is very common in the European mountains.
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