Taiwan Firecrest

2019-08

Taiwan Firecrest

©Stephen Yang

©Stephen Yang

Text |Cynthia LaiConsultant|Taiwan Endemic Species Research Institute

The Taiwan Firecrest, which has an average size of 9 cm in length and 7 grams in weight, is the tiniest of Taiwan's endemic birds. Its name comes from its most distinguishing feature, a flame-like orange-yellow crest that stands on top of a male bird's head when it gets excited.

Taiwan Firecrest
Binomial name: Regulus goodfellowi
Family: Regulidae