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The Firecrest is an incredibly rare bird with only around 550 known pairs in the uk. They are migratory.
To distinguish from the similar goldcrest it has
an orange/yellow stripe on the centre of its head compared to yellow on a goldcrest.It also has a semi circular black stripe which becomes an orange collar.
You will find this tiny passerine among holly or beech.
They eat only insects.
I have a photo of a similar goldcrest in flight taking insects out of the air.They do not eat bird seeds.
They are not native to the uk.
They are approximately 9cm in length and have a wingspan of 13 to 16cm.
They weigh in at an incredible 5 to 7g.