French: Roitelet de Madère German: Madeiragoldhähnchen Spanish: Reyezuelo de Madeira
“laurel forests in the less frequented parts”, Madeira
8–9 cm; 7 g. Male has deep orange-yellow crownstripe, bordered by broad black lateral stripes which meet across forehead, pale orange patch on lower forehead; short,... read more
Territorial song of three parts, consisting mainly of modified innate vocalizations; introduced by... read more
Laurel (Laurus) forest with large tree-heath (Erica arborea), also mixed forest... read more
Food and feeding
Arthropods; prefers large-sized prey such as moths and caterpillars (Lepidoptera), as does its continental counterpart R. ignicapilla... read more
Most nest records in Jun and Jul. Typical regulid cup-nest made of mosses, lichens and spider webs, suspended in twigs of large tree-heath... read more
Resident; post-breeding descent to lower areas.
Status and conservation
Not assessed. Restricted-range species: present in Madeira and the Canary Islands EBA. Fairly common; almost certainly not globally threatened. Although this species is not... read more
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