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Tuesday 29 October 2013

Tweet of the Day is a series of fascinating stories about the British birds inspired by their calls and songs.

Wildlife Sound Recordist, Chris Watson, presents the Firecrest. Firecrests are very small birds, a mere nine centimetres long and are often confused with their much commoner cousins, goldcrests. Both have the brilliant orange or yellow crown feathers, but the firecrest embellishes these with black eyestripes, dazzling white eyebrows and golden patches on the sides of its neck ... a jewel of a bird.

  • Firecrest (Regulus ignicapillus)

    Image courtesy of David Kjaer (rspb-images.com)


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    Tweet of the Day

    Discover British birds through their songs and calls. Each Tweet of the Day begins with a different…

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