A very small Eurasian warbler with a black-bordered yellow or orange crest.
- Regulus regulus, family Sylviidae.
- In fact well over a hundred species have been recorded in this country, ranging in size from goldcrest to grey heron and including geese.
- Successful woodland species in the region, include chiffchaffs, great spotted woodpeckers and goldcrests.
- Compared with the far more familiar goldcrest, this firecrest displayed considerably more striking plumage characteristics.
For editors and proofreaders
Line breaks: gold|crest
What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?
Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.