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The Goldcrest is Europe's smallest bird, smaller than the Wren. It is predominantly greenish brown with yellow-brown underbody, and a distinctive black bordered yellow/orange striped crest.

Found in areas of conifer or mixed woodland, moving swiftly through the branches in search of food. It is widespread through the UK, and sometimes a visitor to gardens with conifer hedges. They have high-pitches sharp calls that may identify their presence.

Their diet is mostly insects and small invertebrates, which they will find through foraging. In gardens, they may visit bird tables in winter for scraps.