brownish-buffy underneath; light eye-ring (Northern ireland; 2008-09-18)

Regulus regulus

Native Range: Eurasia

Notes: a tiny mite of a brown bird with a light eye-ring, plus a red crown in males and a yellow crown in females; occurs in gardens and woods, especially with conifers; in winter found also in brushy areas.

female, as told by yellow on crown (Northern ireland; 2008-09-18)