Madeira firecrest

Madeira firecrest

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Regulus madeirensis

The Madeira firecrest, Madeira kinglet, or Madeiracrest is a very small passerine bird endemic to the island of Madeira. It is a member of the kinglet family. Before it was recognised as a separate species in 2003, it was classified as a subspecies of the common firecrest. It differs in appearance and vocalisations from its relative, and genetic analysis has confirmed it as a different species. The Madeiran bird has green upperparts, whitish underparts and two white wingbars, and a distinctive head pattern with a black eye stripe, short white supercilium, and a crest that is mainly orange in the male and yellow in the female. The female Madeira firecrest builds a spherical nest from cobwebs, moss and small twigs, and she incubates the eggs and broods the chicks on her own. Both parents feed the young. This species forages for insects and other small invertebrates in tree heath, laurisilva and other woodland. It is common within its restricted range, and is not considered to be threatened.

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Distribution

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Madeira firecrest habitat map

Habits and Lifestyle

Seasonal behavior
Bird's call

Diet and Nutrition

Mating Habits

MATING BEHAVIOR

References

1. Madeira firecrest Wikipedia article - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Madeira_firecrest
2. Madeira firecrest on The IUCN Red List site - https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/22734358/87783769
3. Xeno-canto bird call - https://xeno-canto.org/374984

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