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Goldcrest attacking my car! Poor thing was wearing itself out, so I had to cover my car! Geotagged,Goldcrest,Regulus regulus,United Kingdom,birds,crests,isle of wight Click/tap to enlarge

Goldcrest attacking my car!

Poor thing was wearing itself out, so I had to cover my car!

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  1. Evenly matched. Great photo Clare. Posted one month ago
    1. Thank you! Posted one month ago
  2. Wow, which one is the reflection? -:) Posted one month ago
    1. It is a bit like that, very lucky with the lighting. On the right ;) Posted one month 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 Claire Hamilton
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By Claire Hamilton

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Uploaded Apr 2, 2020. Captured in 35 Perowne Way, Sandown PO36 9BX, UK.