135. Regulus maderensis

135. Madeiran Gold-crest.
REGULUS MADERENSIS.
Regulus maderensis Vernon Harcourt, P.Z.S. p. 153 (1854) ; Dresser, ii. p. 465, pl. 73, fig. 2 ; Koenig. J.f.O. 1890. p. 278, Taf. viii. fig. 8 (eggs).
Abibe, Portug ; Bisbis in Madeira.
Male ad. (Madeira). Differs from R. cristatus, but has the crown less richly coloured, the pale streaks above and below the eye shorter, the sides of head and neck, the nape and fore-part of the back rich slaty ash, the tarsus longer and the feet larger. Culmen 0.5, wing 2.2, tail 1.8, tarsus 0.8 inch. The female is duller and has the crown paler.
Hab. Madeira.
Frequents the Laurel groves and tree heaths and in its general habits does not differ from R. cristatus. Its nest resembles that of our Goldcrest but is rather larger and the eggs, usually 4 in number, are white with a wreath of red dots almost confluent round the larger end, and a few paler red dots scattered over the rest of the surface, and measure about 0.54 by 0.43.

BookTitle: 
A Manual Of Palaearctic Birds
Reference: 
Dresser, Henry Eeles. A Manual of Palaearctic Birds. Vol. 1. 1902.
Title in Book: 
135. Regulus maderensis
Book Author: 
H. E. Dresser
CatNo: 
135
Year: 
1902
Page No: 
94
Common name: 
Madeiran Gold Crest
M_ID: 
25784
M_CN: 
Madeira Firecrest
M_SN: 
Regulus madeirensis
Volume: 
Vol. 1
id: 
10519

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