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Ruby-crowned Kinglet Regulus calendula

Ruby-crowned Kinglet Regulus calendula

Aves > Passeriformes > Regulidae

Names in different Languages

EnglishRuby-crowned Kinglet
FrenchRoitelet à couronne rubis
SpanishReyezuelo rubí


Ruby-crowned Kinglet is a very small migratory songbird feeding mostly on insects. It has olive-green plumage with a white ring around the eyes. Males have a red crown which usually is concealed.

How to Identify

Olive-green plumage, a white stripe on the wings and a white ring around each eye. Male have additionally to these characteristics a red crown which can be concealed though.

Where When to Spot

I saw this species in different places from Spring to Fall. Difficult to spot though as it prefers hiding within the leaves of bushes near the ground.



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