French: Roitelet triple-bandeau German: Sommergoldhähnchen Spanish: Reyezuelo listado
Other common names:
France, Belgium, Germany, etc
Subspecies and Distribution
R. i. ignicapilla
(Temminck, 1820) – W & C Europe and Asia Minor.
R. i. balearicus
Jordans, 1923 – #RBalearic Is and N Africa.
R. i. tauricus
Red’kin, 2001 – Crimea.
R. i. caucasicus
Stepanyan, 1998 – W Caucasus.
9 cm; 5–7 g. Tiny olive-green passerine with striking head pattern. Male nominate race has central crown feathers deep orange-red at front, merging into bright yellow... read more
Territorial song a series of whistled notes ascending in frequency, delivered in notable crescendo... read more
Prefers coniferous forest with spruce (Picea) and fir (Abies); unlike R.... read more
Food and feeding
Arthropods, including moths and caterpillars (Lepidoptera), aphids (Aphidoidea) and spiders (Araneae), among others; strong preference for... read more
Season from beginning of Apr to Aug; two broods per season. Nest a typical regulid cup of three layers, made of moss, lichen, feathers and... read more
Primarily migratory. Earliest migration activities 7–8 days after end of moult; leaves C... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Locally common. Estimates of European population variously 3,200,000–4,600,000 breeding pairs and between 6,000,000 and 13,000,000 individuals... read more
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