Info about my specimen:
Height: 9,2 cm tall
Wingspan: 11 cm
Location where it was found: Durău, Neamţ, Romania
Cause of death: Crashed into a window and broke it's neck.
Info about the species
Common name: Goldcrest
Scientific name: Regulus Regulus
Conservation status: Least concern
The Goldcrest is the smallest European bird. It breeds in large coniferous forests and it's partially migratory. The female lays about 6 to 13 eggs.The male builds the second nest, then feeds the young in the first nest while the female is incubating in the second; when the first brood has fledged, he joins the female in feeding the second brood.
Goldcrests feed on spiders, caterpillars, flies and small moths. It's main predator is the Eurasian Sparrowhawk. Since is the tiniest bird around here, there are many legends about how it received it's "golden crown" and became "king of the birds" despite it's small size.
In Romanian it's called "auşel cu creastă galbenă". "auş" is an old word meaning "old man" which comes from the latin word "avus'' meaning "grandfather". "cu creastă galbenă" = with yellow crest.
This name was given to the bird because of it's colours-white belly like a beard and grey-sh back feathers- and because the crest looks like a cap.
Decided to preserve him for reference and study. If you don't like it don't look. I posted the pictures for the ones who are also interested in bird anatomy.