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goldcrest

Line breaks: gold|crest
Pronunciation: /ˈɡəʊl(d)krɛst
 
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Definition of goldcrest in English:

noun

A very small Eurasian warbler with a black-bordered yellow or orange crest.
  • Regulus regulus, family Sylviidae
Example sentences
  • 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.

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