Goldcrest

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Goldcrest

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Character Data
Japanese Name: キクイタダキ
Romanised Name: Kikuitadaki
First Featured in: Kemono Friends (2015 Game)
Animal Data
Scientific Name: Regulus regulus
Distribution: Eurasia
Diet: Insectivore
Average Lifespan in the Wild: 1-2 years
Read More: Goldcrest
Conservation Status: Status iucn3.1 LC.svg.png
Goldcrest Nexon Game

Goldcrest is a type of Friend that appeared in the original Kemono Friends mobile game.

Appearance

Goldcrest has shaved greyish-green hair with a black and yellow stripe of longer hair in the middle of her head, and deep green eyes. On her head are a folded pair of grey bird wings striped with a lighter shade.

She wears a spiked red collar and bandages around her chest under a long-sleeved jacket with the sleeves pulled up. The jacket is light green, with black sections on the arms and collar that have a white stripe, and darker green on the arms. Her short skirt is a dark olive shade of green. Her fingerless gloves are red, and her long socks are brown. Her shoes are the same shade of brown with white laces, toes, and soles. She also has a band-aid over her nose.

In Real Life

The goldcrest is one of Europe’s smallest birds. Its English and scientific names come from its colorful golden crest feathers, and is also possibly the reason it is known in European folklore as "king of the birds". The tiny goldcrest is a dull grayish-green, on its head there is a black and yellow stripe, with an orange center in adult males, and its belly is pale. Its thin beak is perfect for picking out insects from between pine needles.

The goldcrest is a diurnal and hyperactive bird with very fast-whirring wings, hopping and jumping among twigs and branches in a jerky, fairly frenetic fashion, somewhat like a wren. When hidden amongst dense conifers, it may reveal its presence by its high-pitched zi-zi-zi call, though this is beyond the hearing range of most humans. These birds forage into foliage and probe into bark crevices with their pointed bill, often hanging upside down or flittering to gather insects from the underside of leaves. They are often to be seen in small groups. Birds in the north move to south in winter, traveling sometimes about 1,000 km within a week. In winter, goldcrests display erratic behavior, joining sedentary groups of birds of their species. They will fly long distances, although bad weather can put a stop to their migration. During harsh winters, they feed all day, roosting together at night within dense vegetation, very close together.

Goldcrests are mainly insectivores, they eat small insects and spiders that they find in trees. During winter, they eat seeds and insects from the ground. The young grow quickly, having a rich diet which includes small spiders and insect larvae. Goldcrests are monogamous breeders. This means that both the male and the female have only one partner. Courtship displays begin in late April or early in May. The sedentary male sings to establish his territory and attract females, displays his bright orange crest to his mate. Higher conifers can contain several breeding pairs at different levels of the trees, so several territories can exist in the same tree. The nest is on the outer branches of the tree, is hammock-shaped and built mainly by the male. 9 to 12 smooth pale eggs with several markings are laid, one per day. Incubation is for about 16 days, by the female, starting before all eggs have been laid. The female broods and cares for the chicks during the first seven days. The male feeds the female at the nest and both adults will feed the chicks, which fledge at around 17 to 22 days.

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