Goldcrest - Regulus regulus Regulus regulus

Size: 3.5 inches (9 cm)
Habitat: Woodland, parks and gardens
Feeding: Flies, insects and spiders
Eggs: 7 - 10 white or pale yellow eggs with brown speckles
laid from April - June, incubation 13 - 15 days

The goldcrest is one of the tiniest birds in Britain and quite distinctive with its yellow/orange crest. It is olive/green in colour with two white wing bars. The crest is bordered with black and it is pale around the eyes. The sexes are similar but the male's crest is more orange than yellow.

They prefer conifers to deciduous trees.


Goldcrest - Regulus regulus

Goldcrest - Regulus regulus

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