Coniferous forest and a high-pitched ziziziziit, practically always at the same frequency. You cannot go wrong in the combination. The song is the best field mark for the Firecrest (Regulus ignicapilla).
If you made the Firecrest approach you closer, for example by imitated the “song”, you quickly see a bright orange red crest, which is set up in excitement. Both sexes have a black eye-streak and on the sides of the neck in front of the wing-bow each a large olive-yellow spot.
The Firecrest is like the winter Goldcrest a lightweight. Regularly it is to be found near high conifers. Here also likes to another even smaller bird on – the Goldcrest (Regulus regulus). The Goldcrest is only about nine inches big bird. It is the smallest bird in Europe. He is very vocal and his reputation fine and very high. The Goldcrest happily stays in treetops and hops and jumps restlessly between the spruce branches. In contrast to the Goldcrest that looks almost identical, the Firecrest has a wide white stripe over the eye.
Firecrests pick and pick their food more superficially from twigs. Sometimes branches and leaves are visited in a buzzing flight. Firecrests need to eat about their own body weight during one day. That’s why you can see them constantly foraging. In contrast to the more resilient twins, the summer gold chicken leaves the winter Continue reading Firecrest, Regulus ignicapilla, in coniferous forest