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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.


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Maria dB
Maria dB 6 years ago

Thanks for the nice comments, everyone. I think they are very cute little birds and it's cool when you can get a shot showing that ruby crown!

Jellis 6 years ago

Boy does this bird look familiar. I remember when I couldn't find one for the life of me. And now they are becoming so common. Nice capture.

Sukaina 6 years ago

cute bird! ... nice spotting

kdpicturemaker 6 years ago

Lovely bird studies Maria.

RiekoS 6 years ago

Lovely spotting. Nice.

AshleyT 6 years ago

Love the third photo!

Maria dB
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Maria dB

Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA

Spotted on Dec 15, 2013
Submitted on Dec 24, 2013

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