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Goldcrest - Regulus regulus This is my 1000th photographed species! Animal,Animalia,Aves,Bird,Bulgaria,Chordata,Europe,Geotagged,Goldcrest,Nature,Passeriformes,Passerine,Regulidae,Regulus regulus,Sofia,West park,Wildlife,Winter Click/tap to enlarge PromotedCountry intro

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  1. Not to mention almost 500 introduced, and putting important parts of Eastern Europe on the map. Thank you for that giant contribution, Jivko, it makes a world of difference. Posted one year ago
    1. I thank you, Ferdy, for making all this possible for all of us. Posted one year ago
      1. Welcome! It's a pleasure to serve this community. Posted one year ago
  2. Wow, congratulations, Jivko! All of your photos are fantastic, and species #1,000 is no exception! Posted one year ago
    1. Thank you, Christine! Posted one year ago

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The Goldcrest is a very small passerine bird in the kinglet family. Its colourful golden crest feathers gives rise to its English and scientific names, and possibly to it being called the "king of the birds" in European folklore. Several subspecies are recognised across the very large distribution range that includes much of Eurasia and the islands of Macaronesia. Birds from the north and east of its breeding range migrate to winter further south.

Similar species: Passerines
Species identified by Jivko Nakev
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By Jivko Nakev

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Uploaded Mar 3, 2020. Captured Mar 3, 2020 15:05 in pl. "Nezavisimost", 1000 Sofia Center, Sofia, Bulgaria.
  • Canon EOS-1D X Mark II
  • f/4.0
  • 1/2500s
  • ISO1600
  • 600mm