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Ruby-crowned kinglet

Regulus calendula


This bird, one of the smallest North American songbirds, has olive-green plumage with two white wing bars and a white eye-ring. Males have a red crown patch, which is usually concealed. The sexes are identical (apart from the crown), and juveniles are similar in plumage to adults. The kinglet is migratory, and its range extends from northwest Canada and Alaska south to Mexico. Its breeding habitat is spruce-fir forests in the northern, mountainous, United States and Canada. It mainly eats insects but also fruit and seeds.


Seen in woods during the Christmas bird count


My first sighting of this bird :-)

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Maria dB
Maria dB 5 years ago

Thanks, Marta and Fyn! I hadn't seen one with such a bright brown before.

Fyn  Kynd
Fyn Kynd 5 years ago

Awesome job capturing the red crown on this beautiful little bird!

The MnMs
The MnMs 5 years ago

Adorable! It looks like he must be very tiny.

Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA

Lat: 35.93, Long: -79.04

Spotted on Dec 23, 2012
Submitted on Dec 24, 2012

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