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Goldcrest? (1 Viewer)


I took these record shots a couple of weeks ago. I had identified Goldcrests in my local wood but is this a male Goldcrest or a Firecrest the colours are as seen. Pictures are taken in Cheshire. Sorry for the image it was the best of a bad lot.


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C'est pas ma faute, je suis anglais.
the extent of red in the crown, what looks like a supercilium and a golden shoulder patch point towards firecrest, though it's difficult to evaluate them in the photos, the second image clinches it as firecrest for me - goldcrest has large white tips to the tertials.


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The whitish underparts are a feature that often alerts me to a Firecrest. This can be seen in the first picture. Goldcrests are nearly always duller below. So I agree - its a Firecrest.


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In both images the white super is abutted to a black lateral crown stripe....this could only occur on Firecrest!

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