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___________________________________________________________________________________ Birds 225 Common Firecrests

 

 

A black and yellow bird perched on a tree branch

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COMMON FIRECREST Regulus ignicapilla

 

         Common Firecrests Regulus ignicapilla may be tiny birds but they more than make up for this with the visual impact of their very striking plumage. They can be extremely frustrating subjects for bird photographers as they are fast moving, erratic and they often remain deep in the shadows. They are not common in the UK either although there is some evidence to suggest that their numbers are increasing, particularly in the southern coastal counties. The bird shown above popped out of the vegetation for only a few moments and, just for once, the head was clearly visible and sunlit.

 

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