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Goldcrest by telialus Goldcrest by telialus
Update:
My previous description for this image was wrong. Down below you can find the old version.
As namu-the-orca ([link]) pointed out, this bird is an fact a Goldcrest (Regulus regulus) and a real european bird in contrast to my previous claim (the two species are looking nearly exactly the same). Thanks for the correction!

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Old version:
It was a little bit difficult to figure out that this little fellow is a Golden-crowned Kinglet (Regulus satrapa), because according to Wikipedia and other sources this bird only lives in north and central America.
Regarding the fact, that this photo is a "urban wildlife" shot made in Germany it isn't very hard to imagine that bird identification websites for german species weren't very helpful in this matter.
But because I found no information about this kind of bird living in Germany at all, this photo fascinates me even more.

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:iconwildappaloosagirl:
WildAppaloosaGirl Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013  Student Photographer
It's so cute!
Amazing shot!
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klinone Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
nice work! I very like this one :)
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ShanaCathEileen Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013
So cute.
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Bulldoggenliebchen Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013
thats cute and adorable
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Brieana Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Professional General Artist
awww it's so cute :3
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deer-o Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Student Photographer
:heart: wanna hug him!
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furstripe Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
best bird ever :) man i am on my best to search this piece :)
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OliverBPhotography Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
The amount of cuteness in this picture defies any description.

Well done, what a great shot! :nod:
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Angiepureheart Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
oh god...so cute.... :iconsobeautifulplz:
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CatalogCats Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012
Eep!
Is it a baby? It's so CUTE.
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Namisao Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Very beautiful bird and photo =D
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FogBlob Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
gorgeous!!
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meggylou Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That has got to be the cutest bird I have ever seen in my entire life! I love how you have blurred the background here too as it really works with this image!
Keep it up!
Meggylou
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rotten-orange Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Aww...Too adorable:heart:
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Seldavia Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012
So tiny!
It certainly does look like a Kinglet, an easy mistake to make.
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TheReapersApprentice Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I just started laughing at how cute this little thing is xD very well captured!
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woxys Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012
in my mother language, Czech, this bird is called králíček obecný, which means Common "little rabbit" :laughing:
nice work! :clap:
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telialus Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
That's a really nice name for a bird :)
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namu-the-orca Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012
Lovely photo of one of Europe's smallest birds! However, this is not a Golden-crowned kinglet as you expected - like said, they only live in North America. They're in a genus 'Regulus', which includes gold- and firecrests. All are small birds with fiery yellow or orange streaks on top of their head, and it's in this genus that we find the true species: the Goldcrest (Regulus regulus). You can see how, even though they're quite similar, the Goldcrest has a 'clean' area around its eye: [link] while the Golden-crowned kinglet looks like its mascare was smudged: [link] In western Europe only one other Regulus bird: the Common firecrest. It's even smaller than the Firecrest and is Europe's smallest bird. They got a black stripe through their eye, a white 'eyebrow' and within the yellow on their head also a thin red line: [link] Hope this helped solve the mystery a bit! :)
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telialus Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much for your explanation! :)
I updated my description and mentioned your correction.
I'm really glad that you were able to help me with the mystery of this bird ;)
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namu-the-orca Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012
You're very welcome! :)
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brookncole Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012
:iconcutecryplz: so cute :heart:
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sunshiver Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
Ahhhh es ist so rund und niedlich. Toller "Ausdruck" vom Vögelchen und coole Tiefenunschärfe.
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