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Goldcrest

Regulus regulus

Habitat:

Very fast moving bird in the bush. Sunny day. Mediterranean climate.

Notes:

Regulus regulus, Goldcrest, Kraljić žutoglavi, Merag, 6830 Fa, 20.X.2008., 2008 S 1361 PtKralj_3 https://www.flickr.com/photos/morton1905...


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7 Comments

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway a week ago

Congratulations ! What a little sweetie and so well captured in your photos.

Michael Strydom
Michael Strydom 2 weeks ago

Congrats on SOTD!!

Jopy
Jopy 2 weeks ago

Super!!!

LaurenZarate
LaurenZarate 2 weeks ago

So Beautiful! Congratulations Morton!

Awesome series Morton 1905,congrats on the well deserved SOTD and thanks for sharing

remkinloch
remkinloch 2 weeks ago

Congratulations on SOTD. I have seen these birds and they are so tiny, incredible to have such up close shots of them

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 2 weeks ago

Congratulations Morton1905, your Goldcrest is our Spotting of the Day:

"The smallest of European birds at an average weight of only about 5 g (0.18 oz), this Goldcrest (Regulus regulus) is our Spotting if the Day! The goldcrest has a very broad distribution that includes much of Eurasia and the islands of Macaronesia, and counts numerous recognized subspecies. This highly active insectivorous little bird, which can eat the equivalent if its own weight in a day, is associated with coniferous woodlands and flocks of tits. The genus and species names Regulus are derived from the Latin "regulus", a diminutive of "rex", which means king. As it happens the goldcrest was studied by some "kings" of taxonomy: first described by Linnaeus himself in his Systema Naturae in 1758 as Motacilla regulus, it was later moved to the warbler genus Sylvia by English naturalist John Latham, and finally to its current genus by French zoologist Georges Cuvier".

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Croatia

Lat: 44.98, Long: 14.44

Spotted on Oct 20, 2008
Submitted on Nov 20, 2018

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