No.438 Goldcrest Regulus regulus


Rank : 3
Although it is a common resident in Asakawa RiverBasin, sighting of the species in flatland parks is limited to winterbetween December and February in small numbers. They may move to hillydistricts for the rest of season. The birdfs Japanese name gKiku-itadakihmeaning "Chrysanthemum-wearing bird" derives its name from the bright yellowcrown stripe. One of the smallest birds in Japan.