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goldcrest

a small Old World warbler, Regulus regulus, having a greenish plumage and a bright yellow-and-black crown
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A bird which is even smaller than the wren - the goldcrest - provided a compelling photograph taken by Alex Ash.
The high-pitched "zee-zee-zee" call of the goldcrest is a common sound among the large flocks which they form to give themselves a better chance of surviving the winter.
You might think wren, but at just 6g each, a goldcrest and a firecrest together weigh as much as a blue tit.
But after reaching the British coast, goldcrests are very underweight.
Goldcrests are mainly brown but a close view reveals their most striking feature - a yellow crest bordered by black.
These magnificent birds are a similar in size to goldcrests but differ in that they have a black stripe through their eye and a white face.
Sightings of goldcrests - the UK's smallest birds - doubled while numbers of long-tailed tits increased by a third.