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Flamecrest Regulus goodfellowi  
Photographer : © Amar-Singh HSS
Location :forested region at 2500m, Dasyueshan National Forest Recreation Area, Heping District, Taiwan
Date : 20 December 2014
English synonyms:Taiwan Firecrest, Taiwan Kinglet, Formosan Firecrest, Formosan Goldcrest, Formosan Kinglet
Bird Family :Regulidae - Kinglets (Crests)
Red Data Status :Least Concern
Remarks :A tiny bird that is endemic to Taiwan and “was on my want to see list” for the trip. The male has a delightful bright orange coronal stripe which is sometimes displayed and gives it its name (I saw the display twice). Also called the Taiwan Firecrest. Restricted to upper montane forest above 2,000 m ASL. We saw it as a single bird or small flock as part of a mixed foraging party with Taiwan Barwings (Actinodura morrisoniana) and White-whiskered Laughingthrushes (Garrulax morrisonianus). With lots of mist and fast speeds, imaging it was fun. - Amar
Taxonomic Notes :Monotypic species endemic to Taiwan.
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