Flamecrest (Regulus goodfellowi) - HBW 11, p. 348
French: Roitelet de Taiwan
Spanish: Reyezuelo de Formosa
Other common names: Taiwan/Formosan Kinglet/Firecrest
Taxonomy: Regulus goodfellowi Ogilvie-Grant, 1906, Mount Morrison, 9000-10,000 feet [c. 2750-3050 m], central Taiwan.
Relationships uncertain. Often treated as close relative of R. ignicapilla owing to similarities in head pattern and plumage coloration; zoogeographical factors, however, suggest that this species and R. regulus may be descended from a common ancestor with radiation presumably originating in E Asia. Monotypic.
- Least Concern Enlarge map