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Goldcrest (Regulus regulus)
Photo by Psilo,Bolton,UK

Goldcrest (Regulus regulus)

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Photo taken Loch Garten, Abernethy forest, Scotland September 2004.

This is the UKs smallest bird being just 9cms from the tip of its beak to the end of its tail. It is a widespread and relativley common species associated with conifers. In winter they can be seen in with large flocks of tits. It feeds on insects.
Eggs: 9-11
Incubation: 15-17 days
Fledging: 17-22 days
Maximum lifespan: 7 years

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