from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A very small passerine bird, Regulus ignicapillus, that breeds in Eurasia.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A small European kinglet (Regulus ignicapillus), having a bright red crest; -- called also fire-crested wren.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The fire-crested wren of Europe, Regulus ignicapillus.


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  • Neither love, this, nor abduction; deathly beauty -- harsh seduction -- gem-hard, frozen firecrest adorns the queen of winter's breast and from some cigarette in bed her heat will dance, and wail, and spread

    Courted: a dirge (funded!)

  • In addition to supporting Columba trocaz, several forest areas are also very important for a number of Madeiran subspecies, notably the birds of prey and passerines living within the forest canopy such Madeira chaffinch (Fringilla coelebs maderensis) and Madeira firecrest (Regulus ignicapillus maderensis).

    Madeira evergreen forests

  • If you're lucky you'll see a firecrest, a rare little bird. - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph

  • He talks animatedly about recently seeing the rare firecrest near his home in London's Stoke Newington.

    The Guardian World News


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