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Golden-crowned kinglet

Regulus satrapa


Contrary to the ruby-crowned kinglet, the golden-crowned kinglet usually has it's yellow crown showing in the form of a stripe on the top of its head. When excited, the bird can spread the feathers atop the head and then it looks as if he has a gold-colored crest. The dark line through the eye is also characteristic for this small bird (8-11 cm; 3.1-4.3 in).


This bird was foraging in the woods of a local nature reserve (Brumley Nature Preserve North).

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Maria dB
Maria dB 2 years ago

Thank you, Sukanya!

SukanyaDatta 2 years ago

Lovely shot!

Maria dB
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Maria dB

Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States

Spotted on Nov 6, 2020
Submitted on Dec 16, 2020

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