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An elusive and fairly uncommon winter visitor to Dorset.


 

 

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Sites List Distribution Map Some Charts Some Photographs Original Tweets Relatives Guidance Notes
Common Name Firecrest
Scientific Name Regulus ignicapilla
Status Scarce
Interest Level
4
Species Family Other Small Land Birds
Visible
  • 01 - January
  • 02 - February
  • 03 - March
  • 04 - April
  • 09 - September
  • 10 - October
  • 11 - November
  • 12 - December
Preferred Environment
  • Hedgerows
  • Woodland - broadleaf
Look for A goldcrest-like bird with white and black facial stripes
Additional Identification Notes
  • Although resident in UK Most likely to be seen in autumn/winter in Dorset
  • Some years more frequent than others
  • Distinctive facial markings and orange head stripe distinguish from goldcrest