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 Avidiversity  AVITOPIA - Goldcrests/Kinglets

Scientific system: Clements et al.

Familia: Regulidae

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The family of Kinglets and Goldcrests is found in North America and Eurasia, the northern populations are migratory birds. They are very small birds with a lenght of 8 cm to 11 cm. They have medium-length wings and a thin, straight and pointed beak. They are particularly well adapted to the coniferous forest and eat almost exclusively insects. The suspended nest in the shape of a cup is very complex and can contain up to 2500 feathers.

Regulus

     satrapa - Golden-crowned Kinglet (7)
     calendula - Ruby-crowned Kinglet (4)
     regulus - Goldcrest (7)
     teneriffae - Canary Islands Kinglet (3)
     goodfellowi - Flamecrest (3)
     ignicapilla - Firecrest (9)

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