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Common Firecrest

(Regulus ignicapillus)
Alternate name(s): "Firecrest"
German name(s): "Sommergoldhähnchen"

Size: 9 cm; wing span 13-16 cm
Weight: 4-7 g

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Physical description

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Taxonomy, classification

See Common Firecrest at Wikipedia .

Range, habitat, finding this species

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Sightings

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Photos

Race "ignicapillus"

ADULT

FEMALE

Frontal view of a female(?) Common Firecrest (photo courtesy of J. Pires)
[Trafaria, Almada, Portugal, February 2014]

Near-frontal view of a female(?) Common Firecrest launching itself into the air (photo courtesy of J. Pires)
[Trafaria, Almada, Portugal, February 2014]

Near-lateral/ventral view of a female(?) Common Firecrest launching itself into the air (photo courtesy of J. Pires)
[Trafaria, Almada, Portugal, February 2014]

Lateral view of a female(?) Common Firecrest (photo courtesy of J. Pires)
[Trafaria, Almada, Portugal, February 2014]

Lateral view of a female(?) Common Firecrest (photo courtesy of S. Cuturilov)
[Vlasina Lake, Serbia, October 2019]

Near-lateral view of a moulting female(?) Common Firecrest (photo courtesy of J. Pires)
[Mora, Evora, Portugal, October 2015]

Lateral view of a moulting female(?) Common Firecrest; note the yellow stripe on the head (photo courtesy of J. Pires)
[Mora, Evora, Portugal, October 2015]

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