The goldcrest (Regulus regulus) is a very tiny bird. And that is no understatement! It áctually is the smallest European bird, weighing around 5 grams. The scientific name (R. regulus) means ‘king’ or ‘knight’.
It is listed as ‘of least concern’ by the IUCN red list.
Although species might be listed like this, I still consider these birds endangered. Because our whole ecosystem is threatened by climate change. Sad, but true. Let’s take good care of our planet and our birds!