Common Firecrest, Regulus ignicapilla, firecrest, bird, germany

Common Firecrest (Regulus ignicapilla)

The Common Firecrest (Regulus ignicapilla) is one of the smallest European birds. For their small size the males have a loud song, but can still be hard to spot as they flit around, often hidden within a favoured conifer. I’m very lucky that these smart little birds live in the conifer trees surrounding our apartment here in Munich. I was even luckier one day when I suddenly noticed this guy briefly visiting our balcony, his bright fire-orange/red crest raised!

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