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Regulus ignicapillus - Firecrest:

Summary Information
Living Organisms / Animalia / Craniata / Aves / Passeriformes / Regulidae / Regulus / Species

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The taxonomy of birds is still under review and the A World Checklist of Birds by Burt L. Monroe, Jr and Charles G. Sibley (B89) has been chosen as the primary reference. The taxonomic structure will be amended when new editions or complete references are identified by the scientific world as the recognized primary references for taxonomy.

Alternative Names
Distribution Palearctic; winters to Mediterranean, southern Asia (B89)
Habitat Breeding - "Deciduous woodland, but also in coniferous woodland, generally in areas where goldcrest is absent. Prefers spruce trees in the UK, evergreen oaks in Scotland" (B163)
Further Information Feeding:
  • food - mainly insects
  • feeding behaviour - foliage gleans, sometimes hovers and gleans

Nest:

  • location and structure - pendant nest in deciduous tree, sometimes coniferous
  • nest building - male more than female
  • breeding structure - monogamous

Eggs:

  • markings - patterned
  • number of eggs - 7-12
  • broods - 2 broods
  • incubation - by female; 14-16 days

Nestling:

  • development - Altricial
  • parental caring for young - by male and female
  • fledging - 22-24 days

(B163, B164)

Organisations (UK Contacts):

Electronic Library (further reading):

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General Legislation:

  • This species is listed on Schedule 1 - Part I (Birds protected by special penalties: Notes on the revised schedules state "Birds protected by special penalties at all times") of the LUK2 - Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 of the United Kingdom. (W5.Oct01)
  • This species is listed on Schedule 4 (Birds which must be registered and ringed if kept in captivity: Notes on the revised schedules state "Any bird, one of whose parents or other lineal ancestor was a bird of a kind specified in the above list") of the LUK2 - Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 of the United Kingdom. (W5.Oct01)

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