Meaning of goldcrest in English:


Pronunciation /ˈɡəʊl(d)krɛst/


  • A very small Eurasian warbler with a black-bordered yellow or orange crest.

    Regulus regulus, family Sylviidae

    ‘In fact well over a hundred species have been recorded in this country, ranging in size from goldcrest to grey heron and including geese.’
    • ‘Successful woodland species in the region, include chiffchaffs, great spotted woodpeckers and goldcrests.’
    • ‘Compared with the far more familiar goldcrest, this firecrest displayed considerably more striking plumage characteristics.’
    • ‘Tiny vivid goldcrests flurried about thistles, the cool descended, and I took the direct descent to the valley floor.’
    • ‘The weather was perfect and many species of birds were spotted, including Ireland's smallest bird, the goldcrest, which was lured out of hiding by the playing of a tape of its song.’