Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.

Goldencrested Wren

Golden-crested Wren, a somewhat misleading name for Regulus cristatus, the kinglet, a warbler approaching the tits in habit. It is a native of Britain, and numbers also visit us in the winter from the north of Europe, over which continent it is widely distributed. It is the smallest British bird, being little more than three inches long. The plumage is yellowish-green above, and light grey beneath, and the saffron feathers on the crown- form a crest; the tints are duller in the hen bird. R. ignicapillns, the Fire-crested Wren, is an occasional visitor.