Goldcrest

Description

Key information

With the firecrest, the goldcrest is the UK’s smallest bird. They’re dull greyish-green with a pale belly and a black and yellow stripe on their heads, which has an orange centre in males. Their thin beak is ideally suited for picking insects out from between pine needles.

What they eat:

Goldcrests eat tiny morsels like spiders, moth eggs and other small insect food.

Measurements:

Length:
9cm
Wingspan:
14cm
Weight:
6g

Population:

UK breeding:
610,000 territories

Identifying features:

This bird species has different identifying features depending on sex/age/season.

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