Definition of firecrest in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈfī(ə)rˌkrest/


A small warbler having a red and orange crest and occurring mainly in Europe.
  • Regulus ignicapillus, family Sylviidae.
Example sentences
  • Those boon migratory companions, the firecrest and the black redstart, provided considerable entertainment to local birders in 1994.
  • He watches a rare firecrest dancing on the banks of the river Fal, witnesses the tumbling flight of evening swifts and reports that experts now believe that birdsong may be - in part at least - pure exuberance, as much spirit as function.
  • Do firecrests only stay for winter in the south west or can they turn up any time?

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Syllabification: fire·crest

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